Code for Charlotte starts with community; specifically, our community of volunteers, our community leaders and participants who inform our work. It’s no surprise that the first departments within city government that we formed partnerships with were Neighborhood and Business Services and Innovation and Technology. Once we started reaching outside City Hall it was a natural to form partnerships with coworking spaces like Industry Coworking, Packard Place and Hygge. Not to mention the great work being done by Queen City Forward and Digi-bridge and how our partnerships have helped us become a part of our community and provide technical mentorship and listen to what is needed.
As we have grown, we have been able to partner with Historic Westend Partners to listen to the needs of that community to learn what we can do to help meet their access point to government and the community. To that end, we started to build a relationship with Hip Hop University and QC Family Tree. Two great organizations serving their community in the westside of Charlotte.
There is so much talent and treasure in this wonderful city that we have only begun to understand. And when we begin to really make it about community and understanding each other that is when the real magic begins. If you think you have a way that Code for Charlotte can give back to our community, please reach out.