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The Kresge Foundation and Data Driven Detroit – Hope Starts Here

by Meghin Mather, Operations Coordinator In the spirit of showcasing the important work we do with our various partners, we at D3 are beginning a series that will highlight these different projects and the impact we accomplish together. In August of 2016, The Kresge Foundation awarded Data Driven Detroit a grant to support the Hope […]

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Census 2020 Cost-Saving Innovations November 15, 2017

2020 Cost-Saving Innovations This is the third blog post in an in-depth series exploring the history and future of the US Census. Explore our first post introducing readers to the history of the census and its importance or the first post introducing the census budget. If you’re interested in other subjects related to Census 2020, […]

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2020 Census Budget Challenges October 17, 2017

2020 Census Budget Challenges This is the third blog post in an in-depth series exploring the history and future of the U.S. Census. Explore our first post introducing readers to the history of the census and its importance or the second post introducing the census budget. The Census Bureau has made great strides in ensuring […]

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Constructing an Index of Food Insecurity October 9, 2017

The Issue As part of a project for Forgotten Harvest, a Detroit area food bank, Data Driven Detroit was asked to construct a single measure that would quantify food insecurity levels by census tract in the tri-county area of southeast Michigan (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties).  The measure, dubbed the Food Insecurity Index, had to […]

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Introduction to the US Census Budget October 2, 2017

Introduction to the US Census Budget This is the second blog post in an in-depth series exploring the history and future of the U.S. Census. Explore our first post introducing readers to the history of the census and its importance. Few people doubt the importance of having an accurate census count every 10 years, and […]

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