Boulder Selected for Google Fellowship Program
The Google Fellowship Program aims to help nonprofits and governments through a Google team experienced in product management, software engineering and UX design skills to provide up to six months of pro bono work for the city.
This program will help underserved neighborhoods and people gain access to city services and programs online that are not currently easily accessible. This may include easier access to services such as recreation center discounts and scholarships, affordable housing programs, food tax rebates, childcare subsidy, financial assistance program for older adults and energy rebates.
“The city is grateful to Google and excited to explore this improved service for our community,” Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam said in a statement.
“This is the first time we’ve done a civics project outside of the Bay Area and we are thrilled to have the Google.org Fellowship program and our dedicated group of Fellows in Boulder — a city we’ve called home for thirteen years,” Lauren Lambert, head of External Affairs for Google, said in a statement. “We cannot wait to see how this project goes over the next six months and hope that by providing pro bono support to the City, we will be able to create a lasting positive impact for residents in the local community.”
Boulder city staff has been working over the last few months on projects that are inline with Google’s philanthropic arm, and Google took notice of this activity and is excited to help with some projects that the city has launched already. g