Our Work

Three ways we help New Yorkers access information & use technology

We build a civic tech talent pipeline.

We run a Fellowship program through CUNY Service Corps, for students to gain skills in open data analytics and civics and work with us during their school year and summer. They leave well-positioned to enter careers in public interest technology. Selected fellows are hired as part-time staff to continue their professional development. 

The Fellowship is hosted out of the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, with support from the Office of Technology and Innovation’s Open Data Team, and CUNY Service Corps.

We respond to requests for support with using NYC open data.

Our Civic Innovation Lab runs a data help desk called  RADAR, where government agencies and community-based organizations who lack capacity, submit requests for support with using open data.

In a collaborative process, we use data, technology, and design to help them meet their needs, which results in reports, tools and solutions that end up being useful for many New Yorkers. 

We engage people to learning and using open data.

We started as a meetup and fundamentally believe that public programs enable us to demystify civics and data.

NYC needs more data literate leaders— current and future leaders. Our goal in producing public programs is to engage and maintain a diverse community of Open Data literate teachers and users.

Our public open data programs create community and conversation around open data. They bring people together to learn about and use open data, and engage with civic stakeholders.