CfA announces 2016 fellows, partner communities

CfA announces 2016 fellows, partner cities

Code for America announced the six communities that will get help from the 2016 class of 18 fellows who will use their skills to improve government digital services delivery.  

In Kansas City, Mo.,  and New York City, fellows will help improve access to health and human services; in Salt Lake County and Seattle they will work to find ways to safely reduce incarceration,  and in New Orleans and Long Beach, Calif. efforts will to focus on economic development opportunities.

The new class of fellows includes developers, designers, researchers, project and product managers, university speakers, urban planners and community organizers -- from universities, government agencies and companies like Google, Microsoft and Salesforce.

“Each partner was selected for their commitment to making government services simpler, faster, and more effective for the people who use them,” said Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America.

Over the past five years, partnerships between 18 municipal governments and 126 fellows have yielded more than 65 software applications.

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