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Interview: U.S. entrepreneur wins award for making government 'less insulting'
by Lee Mannion

Thomson Reuters Foundation    Translate This Article
11 April 2018

On 11 April 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported: Jennifer Pahlka believes that coding can help deliver a better U.S. government that works to help reformed felons earn an honest living and public servants frustrated by poor technology. Pahlka was in Oxford (UK) -- where Ebay billionaire Jeff Skoll established a centre for social entrepreneurship in 2003 -- to collect an award, one of six Skoll winners this year. After seeing the challenges working in child welfare, she founded San Francisco-based non profit Code for America in 2009 to create user-friendly websites that make it easier to navigate systems to access state benefits or services. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of government, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

Pahlka was in Oxford -- where Ebay billionaire Jeff Skoll established a center for social entrepreneurship in 2003 -- to collect an award, one of six Skoll winners this year.

The Skoll Centre at Oxford University aims to increase the impact of social entrepreneurs by helping them to set up new ventures, training leaders, and carrying out research, from health to climate change to education.

Code for America aims to help more than 500,000 people in need with more effective government services in more than 70 cities, states, and counties in 2018.

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