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Code for America

To support our strategy of investing in citizen-centered solutions in three Knight communities by piloting the Code for America model, which deploys technology professionals to develop original solutions that engage citizens in community challenges

Springboard for the Arts

To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements

Community PlanIT

To implement Community PlanIT, an online tool that enables engagement in local community planning efforts, in four Knight communities: Detroit, Akron, San Jose and Philadelphia

Code for America

To support a program that increases engagement and transparency in government by asking top developers and designers to become CFA fellows, giving a year of service in city governments, including two Knight communities

What it Takes

To pilot the What it Takes e-mentoring program which uses software to help engage 50-100 professional African-American men as mentors to hundreds of black boys

Black Male Engagement (BMe) Fund

For the BMe Fund which will provide grants to black men in Detroit and Philadelphia who have shared their stories and are engaging others in strengthening their cities

Girls Who Code

To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology

Black Male Engagement (BMe) Fund

To provide operating monies that support networking events and story gathering activities conducted by local Black Male Engagement (BMe) team leaders in Detroit and Philadelphia

Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

To bring Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (Haas & Hahn), known as the Favela Painters, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Philadelphia to produce their first permanent art projects in North America

Expanding Code for America

For Code for America's work focused on rewiring government to better engage with citizens using innovative technology solutions

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