What We Do

Connecting Citizens with their Communities

We leverage technology as a tool to connect citizens with community resources and each other. These connections empower citizen-driven solutions to problems previously addressed only by top-down approaches. New forms of civic engagement help governments do more with less and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public services.

Technology for Good – or "Civic Tech"

The Knight Foundation classifies 'civic tech' as intersectional in nature.

We share a mission with our parent organization, Code for America:

We build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use.

We build civic applications by advocating for Open Data policies and access that then empower residents to put data into new civic use-cases.

At Code for Newark, we try and keep the following goals in mind as we do this:

  • make it better to live in our city, county and state
  • increase civic engagement
  • learn and teach
  • help anyone who wants to help