Citizen Labs

Citizen Labs is a Grand Rapids, MI based organization that believes engaged citizens can improve their communities.

We work together with our community to use open data and open source technology to promote transparency, better understand problems, make better choices, and provide solutions that work.

We are developers, designers, data geeks, leaders, and idea-makers who volunteer to help local and state governments, and civic organizations.

Recent Projects

Want To Help Your City? Good, we could use your help.

Work on your own project, join an ongoing project, or start researching a new opportunity.

Activities of Citizen Labs, such as "hack nights" are open events where individuals and groups of individuals can work, share, and learn in an inclusive environment; where everyone is treated respectfully.

Citizen Labs has a Code of Conduct that applies to our activities, events, and digital forums. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Check out our full Code of Conduct.

Come To Our Meetings

Check out our Facebook page for the next location and time. We meet the first and third Tuesday of every month. Some meetings are focused on a specific project, at others we organize our efforts and brainstorm new projects. Our meetings are casual and everyone is welcome to join. Food and drink are often involved.

Get Involved Online

Much of our work gets done in between meetings online. All of our projects and additional information about Citizen Labs are available on Github. Slack is used as our primary communication tool, join the conversation and chat with us. We also run an instance of BrigadeHub to facilitate project discovery.

Want Even More Info? Contact Us.

Contact us with questions info@citizenlabs.org, Twitter, and Facebook.