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Community Takes Commitment (Part 2)

This is the second in a three-part series of Detroit Crime statistics, causes and potential solutions. Microsoft’s Civic Tech Fellow Ivoire Morrell shares a powerful story of the history, economic impact and future narratives of Detroit’s most economically depressed communities. It is our hope that by shining a spotlight on the raw data, and illustrating […]

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CUTGroup Week 4 August 17, 2016

Hello Detroiters, and a big how-are-you to our CUTGroup family. Unfortunately this is our last story in our recruitment journey this summer. So walk with us on this final trip as we ventured into the second half of Downtown Detroit to recruit for CUTGroup. For the second time, it was myself, Ivoire, and Christon. On […]

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Apply Now: Research Analyst @ Data Driven Detroit! August 16, 2016

Apply by August 31, 2016! What: Data Driven Detroit is seeking an experienced and energetic applicant to super-charge our research capacity in the role of Research Analyst. This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week. D3 provides an attractive benefits package, including paid vacation and personal time; access to group health, dental, and […]

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Community Takes Commitment August 16, 2016

PowerBI Visualization: Community Takes Commitment This is the first in a three-part series of Detroit Crime statistics, causes and potential solutions. Microsoft’s Civic Tech Fellow Ivoire Morrell shares a powerful story of the history, economic impact and future narratives of Detroit’s most economically depressed communities. It is our hope that by shining a spotlight on […]

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CUTGroup Recruitment Week 3: Downtown Detroit (Part 1) August 11, 2016

Guess who’s back again for the third week in a row!!?? It’s the CUTGroup Detroit with an update on how outreach went this past Friday. Downtown Detroit was awesome! However, it rained and peoples’ hair and weaves may have sustained damage from it (we need to check with the street team to find out if their hair is […]

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CUTGroup Week 2 August 1, 2016

We are back again for week 2 of CUTGroup recruitment, and this time we were in midtown Detroit getting the word out about the biggest thing in civic tech in Detroit. It was an interesting experience that contrasted sharply with our time in Southwest Detroit. We kicked it off by connecting with partners and peers who are located […]

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CUTGroup Detroit: Citizens in Civic Engagement July 26, 2016

By Ivoire Morrell & Boitshoko Molefhi Hey Detroit! This is Ivoire Morrell, and I would like to invite you all on an amazing journey. We will be spreading the word about the city of Detroit’s first Civic User Testing group. Over the next month, myself and Boitshoko Molefhi will be spearheading recruitment efforts across the city informing residents […]

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D3’s July Newsletter July 19, 2016

     

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Losing Confidence in our Mid-Sized Community Estimates: Census Bureau Discontinues 3-Year American Community Survey June 21, 2016

No matter who you are, you have probably encountered the Census Bureau at some point. It’s likely that you even responded to the Census by providing information on the number of people living in your household and a few other minor details. The first Census took place in 1790, when the Director was none other than Thomas Jefferson. […]

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An Analysis of the 100 Worst US Metropolitan Areas to Live with Spring Allergies June 15, 2016

It’s that time of year. The birds are headed back north and the sun is shining brighter than ever. Even when it rains, a lingering smell of life breeds excitement for the months to come. Each drop grows flowers, brightens grass, and brings green life back to the trees. All of these things concerting in […]

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