Emma Coleman

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Connecting with Coding it Forward is the first time many students have heard the words “civic tech.”

Coding it Forward runs the Civic Digital Fellowship, a program that places college and graduate students from across the country in federal government agencies to work as software engineers, data scientists, designers, and product managers for the summer. We spoke with Chris Kuang, a junior at Harvard and the co-founder and Director of Operations of

Teaching human-centered design to policy nerds

Emily Tavoulareas is a civic technologist working with leaders across industries as they navigate the complex endeavor of modernization, digital transformation, and organizational change. She teaches about civic innovation and Human-Centered Design at Columbia University. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyTav   For the last 4 years I’ve taught a class called Civic Innovation +

National crises are deeply local concerns, demanding local solutions

Jeremiah Lindemann is a Public Interest Technology Fellow at New America, where he runs the Opioid Mapping Initiative, a coalition of local government task forces devising new strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.   The term “crisis” is often used to refer to something huge––national or even global in scale. A “crisis” is a wave

In some way, shape, or form, infant mortality touches everyone in the city

Baltimore has been tackling a major crisis in their city for years— infant mortality, and the disparity in survival rates between white and black babies. The Commons’ Emma Coleman spoke with Rebecca Dineen, the Baltimore City Health Department’s Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, about how they have been able to