About Us


Textizen helps organizations connect and communicate with each other and the public, using technology that’s already in everyone’s pocket.

What began as a 2012 Code for America project in Philadelphia, using text messaging to open public participation to anyone with a cell phone, was quickly adopted across the country by governments and private institutions alike. Since then, we have helped reduce air pollution in Philadelphia, improve school services in Chicago, ensure Vallejans have a say in city budgeting, and more.

We are excited to be bringing efficiency and openness to a wide variety of sectors, including health & human services, public participation, transit, research, and political outreach.

Textizen is proud to be supported by the Knight Foundation as a winner of the Knight News Challenge: Mobile, and by Code for America as part of the inaugural Incubator program.

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Textizen in your city?  Get in touch
General info:  hello@textizen.com