Code for America
California 'strike team' found unemployment agency was 'reactive,' recommends two-week reset
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'
The new team includes Code For America Founder Jennifer Pahlka, who will help streamline an outdated process that has resulted in what Gov.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Pahlka tells Congress 'we cannot afford' government's outdated processes any longer
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
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
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
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
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
With the help of the nonprofit group Code for America, those with marijuana-related convictions in Los Angeles County will see their records cleaned.
Code for America chief Jennifer Pahlka to step down Jan. 31
Pahlka, who previously announced the organization's search for a new executive director, will remain a consultant and member of its board of directors.