The Center for Community Solutions would like to invite you to be our guest at the Cleveland City Club on Friday, October 18 for a presentation by Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director of Code for America (CfA).
This forum is the annual Eugene H. Freedheim Lecture sponsored by Community Solutions in memory of Eugene Freedheim. Freedheim was a prominent Cleveland attorney who, together with his wife Mina, was active in a number of Cleveland charitable organizations. He saw The Center for Community Solutions as having a key role as a planner and community convener. This lecture fund was established by his family and friends to extend his humanitarian influence into the future.
Pahlka is the Founder and Executive Director of Code for America (CfA). Described by The Washington Post as “the technology world’s equivalent of the Peace Corps or Teach for America,” CfA, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, engages community organizers, developers, and designers in technology to help government’s better serve constituents. Since its inception in 2009, CfA has created programs that encourage collective action to help feed the hungry, reduce unnecessary incarceration, and redesign workforce training. Most recently, it is working to clear 54,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles. Pahlka will share how CfA’s innovative approach is tackling some of government’s biggest challenges and social problems in the digital age.
The event will be held at the Cleveland City Club located at 850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor. Forums begin at 12 noon and end at 1:30 p.m.