Code for Philly

We're part of a national alliance of community organizers, developers, and designers that are putting technology to work in service of our local communities. We believe that government can work, for the people, by the people, in the digital age, if we all help.

Code for Philly


What is Code for Philly?

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We’re excited to introduce our inaugural class of Code for Philly Tech Fellow.

Latest Project Activity

alicia dorsey  Workforce Impact Analysis Buzz

Families Needs Support

Quality childcare is a major concern. Too many want to pretend like they care about our families development and focus on catching up on what was lost. Truth is the many that are lost today was always lost and that is why we are suffering. Our families need supports and onsite quality family care at their work place. Is there research on companies with high turnover before the pandemic and if those companies continue to have high turnover to date. would love to examine company culture and what diversity means to them. So many on so many levels are transforming away from slave labor, like $1o/hr, $13/hr to $15/hr is getting left in the dust with covid inflation. Transformation is in the air thanks to smartphones and social media!! Hope i can add some of this research soon.

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alicia dorsey  Social Justice Stop The Violence Data Mapping Initiative Buzz

Connecting With Communities

Philly STEM Education for Sustainability: Year-Long Paid Fellowship for Phila. H. S. Teachers – Jun 9 Posted by Philly STEM Education for Sustainability on May 25, 2021 Are you interested in making STEM learning directly relevant to your students’ lived realities? Excited by the possibilities of creating place-based, community-engaged projects? Want to collaborate with students, teachers, staff, and community organizations to address issues of sustainability, social, environmental, and climate justice?

We are inviting applications from Philadelphia high school teachers to participate in a year-long paid fellowship aimed at expanding student engagement in Green STEM Education for Sustainability and building awareness of Green STEM career paths.

To Apply:

Review the Project One-Pager Connect with others at your school who are passionate about using STEM to address social problems

Complete the Application Form by the June 9th deadline Send your resume/CV to

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Zachary Leahan  PA Wildflower Selector Update #1

Native plants are really important…

But it is a bit overwhelming to select plants (e.g. wildflowers and grasses). This google sheet + tableau solution is designed to assist as a entry point to further research.

I'm seeking user experience feedback from the Code for Philly community. Also - If anyone wants to help with the database, please join the project.

Josephine Dru  MATchMapper Update #1

February 2021:

We are nearing completion of a working prototype. Our next steps are to:

  • clarify key relationships between data sources and update our models to match,
  • refine the Figma interface and mapping tools,
  • engage potential users and stakeholders for further feedback, and
  • revise both backend and frontend accordingly.

Zachary Leahan  Malvern Recycling Resource Lookup Update #4

The site is live. I found cheap hosting via hostinger and hand coded basic HTML and CSS. I promoted this tool via a Malvern focused Facebook group and it was well received. The goal is for this resource to be continually updated and used as a quarterly input to the PA Dept of Environment Protection database within (