As we dive deeper into collaborating with local government, our team is setting up shop in Chicago where we are launching a new non-profit organization.
Introducing the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL). CTCL, or the Center, focuses on increasing civic participation by modernizing engagement between local government and the people they serve.
CTCL programs have three major components:
- Training local government on how to use technology to enhance the civic livelihood of their communities;
- Developing free and low-cost tools with government; and
- Aggregating civic data sets and developing infrastructure that enables the flow of information and interactions between government and the people they are serving.
The Center is a team of non-partisan local government geeks. Our work lives at the intersection of technology and civic impact.
We are making this leap because we believe in the work. We believe in the power of creating better government with you. Can you still expect to hear from us every month? You bet.
Be on the look out for a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. CTCL will continue the ELECTricity program, including our monthly newsletter featuring local election best practices and our tech tutorials. Also, ELECTricity is expanding services this year.
In 2015 ELECTricity plans to:
- Expand the reach of the election website project by creating an online toolbox for local election administrators that includes video training modules.
- Deploy the data services playbook for local election offices so they might use data to optimize the voter experience and advocate for resources they need.
Thank you for all of your support of our program thus far. The future is exciting! What do you want to accomplish this year? How are you gearing up for the General Election in 2016? What challenges stand in your way?
The Center for Technology and Civic Life wants to hear from you. Let us know what you are working on.