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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.

While the funding didn’t arrive, the promise is still alive

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education invited communities to apply for a grant from the Promise Neighborhoods Program. Building off work done by Geoffrey Canada at the Harlem Children’s Zone, the Promise Neighborhoods Program was designed to provide funding to improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children in the nation’s most [Read on...]

Even if you know the way to San Jose, you’re better off driving in Detroit

The next time you find yourself weaving while you drive –not because of intoxicants or phone, GPS or other distractions, but because of potholes—rejoice that you are not driving in San Jose!

According to a study released yesterday (Sept. 22) by The Road Information Program (TRIP), Detroit ranked 17th among the 20 U.S. metro [Read on...]

Come to Detroit: We Have the Most Affordable Housing and Our Own TV Show

Detroit hit the spotlight with two separate events on September 21. The first was the debut of “Detroit 1-8-7,” a new police drama on ABC. While I didn’t watch the premiere episode (I just don’t like watching TV at 10:00 at night), I have read numerous reviews (a Detroit premiere occurred a while back) and [Read on...]

As Poverty Rises, the Poor Must Speak Up!

Last week, the Census Bureau released a shocker: One in seven Americans now live below the poverty level–$10,830 a year for a single adult or $22,050 for a family of four. And while only about 10 percent of whites fell below the poverty level, one in four blacks and Hispanics are now grappling with basic [Read on...]

If You Ever Wanted to Be Involved in Detroit’s Rebirth…Now Is the Time!

Mayor Dave Bing addresses a community forum. Behind him are maps provided by D3.

I can’t remember a time when there were so many evening events that I wanted to attend. While I have found that organizations in the Detroit area are always providing interesting opportunities to extend the work [Read on...]