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 around three nonprofits yearly, working in solidarity with the communities to help our partner organizations accomplish their missions.

However, it goes beyond the vague buzzword of “tech for social good”. We as technologists have a responsibility to hold our community accountable for tech’s harms and its role in society.

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

If this mission toward a better future resonates, we’d love to have you join us.

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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
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Code the Change

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.