Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Code for Indianapolis is here to help. We are a community of people with technical and non-technical skills, both experts and learners, coming together to make our city better for everyone. We welcome all skill levels and disciplines no coding experience is necessary!
Code for Indianapolis is a Code for America "brigade" or local chapter focused on improving the lives of residents of Indianapolis. Code for Indianapolis is made up of individuals who are interested in changing Indianapolis for the better. We will work with local government to fix local services, utilize open data to improve citizen knowledge, and work to the betterment of all. We are just getting started so there are plenty of opportunities to use your skills. Even if you are not a tech type we can still have opportunities for you to contribute. So come by and become part of a movement to improve our community!
Our Brigade will initially be built around the following project idea:
The women of Constructing Our Future are partnering with the Indiana Public Defenders Council and a couple graduate students from New York University to solve a major problem for formerly incarcerated people. This population typically exists in a siloed environment wherein information about resources and opportunity are discovered in fragments, usually by word of mouth. Our resource guide (app/website) will immediately empower this population to have information at their fingertips that would greatly improve access to resources and overall reentry outcomes. We hope to empower formerly incarcerated people to successfully reintegrate. We know technology can increase their ability to navigate a rapidly changing world with ease. Technological advancements often exclude the socially and politically disenfranchised. Our project would empower them with information right at their fingertips -- free of charge -- to change their lives. Some of us, recently released and attached to this project, understand first-hand what is needed. Please come help us bridge the technology gap for formerly incarcerated people.