Code the Change

About us.


Code the Change started in 2015 by a group of civic-minded developers and designers looking to use their skills for service. Since then, we’ve partnered with over 20 nonprofits, working in solidarity with their communities to accomplish their missions.

Code the Change tries to goes beyond the vague buzz of “tech for social good”. We realize that technology is never the full solution to a problem. We strive to proactively consider our potential negative impacts and operate with full transparency.

We must do better than technosolutionism—we’re currently growing our organization to not just build projects, but engage our members in activism, foster discussions on campus, and promote service in our communities.

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Our Team.

We're a completely student-run organization of ~40 members. Meet a few of our members:

After Graduation.

Our alumni have gone on to impact at greater scales in many different areas.

List of companies, fellowships, doctoral studies
List of companies, fellowships, doctoral studies


While Code the Change is lucky enough to receive some funding from the Viterbi of Engineering, we are always on the lookout for corporate sponsors to truly enhance CTC's mission.

If you're interested in being a potential sponsor or partner, please reach out to hear about our benefits ↗.

Thank you to Sticker Mule for providing our members with wonderful custom stickers.

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Learn more.

Code the Change is part of a nationwide nonprofit organization with chapters at Stanford University, University of British Columbia, and the University of Calgary.

At USC, if we aren't the right fit, there are plenty of other student organizations to check out. For aspiring developers and designers such asCAIS++, Innovative Design, Scope, Lavalab, and AthenaHacks.

There are also many social impact focused groups such as LACI, 180 Degrees Consulting, and JEP. We'll also be hosting events and discussions on social impact which are all open to the public.

If you're a client, there are also other great student organizations focused on social impact and technology, including Blueprint at UC Berkeley, University of Waterloo, UCLA, Hack4Impact at University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, UIUC, Georgia Tech, and Code 4 Good at MIT.