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Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive decision-making that strengthens communities in Southeast Michigan.

Educators should count on data

Staying ahead of the numbers can help schools save critical programs

Today I read this headline in the Detroit Free Press: “School districts study enrollment drops.” The article talked about how school officials in Southfield and Romulus have created committees to study their shrinking student populations and to consider the ramifications. Will they have [Read on...]

Detroit Economic and Social Development Doesn’t Have to be a Big Gamble

World Series Of Poker Final 2009: Joe Cada Becomes Youngest Ever Champion Aged 21

Last week, we rejoiced when Joe Cada, a 21-year old from Chesterfield Township, won the World Series of Poker Championship in Las Vegas and brought home $8.55 million. One week later, 22-year old Tim Conrad from Taylor won the eighth [Read on...]

National Community Activist Has Hopes for Detroit

Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children's Zone

The second day (Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009) of the Promise Neighborhood Conference in New York opened by a welcome from the recently re-elected Mayor of New York – Michael Bloomberg.

The first panel of the day consisted of Otis Johnson Mayor of Savannah, GA; Cory [Read on...]

The Hope of Promise Neighborhoods

A successful 3rd grade math class in the HCZ

About 1,400 individuals from around the country, representing community planning teams from well over 100 cities, have come to New York City this week to learn more about Promise Neighborhoods, a federal initiative based on the Harlem Children’s Zone.

The Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) is [Read on...]