Code for America

Michigan prepares to automate expungement of criminal records

by • 6 months ago

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's signing of recent criminal-justice reform bills notches another victory for Code for America's "Clear My Record" program.

California 'strike team' found unemployment agency was 'reactive,' recommends two-week reset

by • 7 months ago

An investigation led by Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka and state Operations Secretary Yolanda Richardson concluded Monday with recommendations to prevent the state's unemployment backlog from growing larger.

California Gov. Newsom unveils unemployment-tech 'strike team'

by • 9 months ago

The new team includes Code For America Founder Jennifer Pahlka, who will help streamline an outdated process that has resulted in what Gov. Gavin Newsom called an "unacceptable" claims backlog.

Pahlka tells Congress 'we cannot afford' government's outdated processes any longer

by • 9 months ago

Speaking before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, Code for America's founder said it's imperative they "stop pouring millions of dollars into projects everyone knows will fail."

After aiding pandemic projects, U.S. Digital Response sees a future with government

by • 9 months ago

Leaders of the nonprofit group U.S. Digital Response said that what started as an emergency project to help government during the pandemic may stick around after the health crisis has ended.

Coronavirus kicks Code for America brigades into action across cities

by • 10 months ago

The civic tech group's local chapters have been developing apps and other tools to help people navigate through the economic hardships of the pandemic.

Code for America appoints Amanda Renteria as new CEO

by • 12 months ago

Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka is succeeded by Amanda Renteria, former chief of staff to Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Now 10 years old, Code for America hopes for government to walk alone

by • 1 year ago

After a decade of challenging conventional wisdom, now-former CEO Jen Pahlka says more calls for change will begin cropping up from within government itself.

Los Angeles clears 66,000 marijuana convictions with automated tool

by • 1 year ago

With the help of the nonprofit group Code for America, those with marijuana-related convictions in Los Angeles County will see their records cleaned.