Program Areas

Hack for LA’s nonprofit civic tech projects support a wide variety of important social causes, from environmental justice to voter representation, in Los Angeles and far beyond.

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Citizen Engagement

By increasing the accessibility of city council meetings and democratizing data, these projects empower local residents to impact policymaking in their communities.

SDGs: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

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Civic Tech Infrastructure

Hack for LA is creating replicable blueprints for processes and practices to be shared across Code for America brigades and support other similar organizations around the world.

SDGs: Zero Hunger, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hack for LA believes in radical inclusivity, and this extends to the causes of our projects, from promoting inclusive language online to improving student accessibility at Title 1 schools.

SDGs: Zero Hunger, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

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Environment

From incentivizing public transportation to promoting urban forestry, these projects support Hack for LA’s advocacy of environmentalism and susainability.

SDGs: Zero Hunger, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

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Justice

When unevenly applied, legal and policing systems perpetuate injustice. Hack for LA seeks to relieve this inequity with projects that help people understand and exercise their legal rights.

SDGs: Zero Hunger, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

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Social Safety Net

Hack for LA advocates for broad and equitable access to essential needs such as food, housing, and mental health care. We develop tools to help providers weave stronger and more effective safety nets, as well as to help people find and access those services.

SDGs: Zero Hunger, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

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Vote / Representation

At Hack for LA, we want to empower people to vote at every level of governance. Our projects help voters learn about local races, find ballot drop-off locations, and connect with representatives.

SDGs: Zero Hunger, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

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Workforce Development

From demystifying the job application process at the City of LA, to providing tech training opportunities in a supportive environment, we help people develop their careers and find meaningful work.

SDGs: Zero Hunger, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions