About

Who We Are

We collect, analyze, interpret, and share high-quality data to drive informed decision-making processes and increase data-driven outcomes.

What We Do

Outreach & Education

We conduct workshops, trainings, and presentations across Metro Detroit to increase data literacy, helping communities to understand the impact of using data.

We steward the Detroit Civic User Testing Group, a network of residents who get paid to evaluate civic websites and apps.

Customized Services

We partner with nonprofits, foundations, universities, government agencies, community groups, businesses and individuals to create and execute projects tailored to support their work.

Projects may be short-term (collection and analysis of specific data) or ongoing (building, populating and maintaining databases).

Open Data

We provide free public access to a variety of processed datasets, maps, visualizations, and other tools. These data are available in several formats and accessible to users of various skill levels.

Visit our Toolbox for interactive tools, Product Library for static resources, and Open Data Portal for data files.

Our Mission

To provide accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive informed decision-making.

Data enables us to more objectively understand our community. Using data, we can have informed conversations about the current state of our community, how to best deliver resources, and create the deepest impact.

Read more about why data matters.

Learn more about the history of D3.

WE VALUE

Unbiased access to data.

WE EXIST

To provide equitable access to information and help our community make better decisions.

WE SERVE

Anyone seeking information to make more informed decisions, including nonprofit organizations, foundations, universities, governments, businesses, and individuals.

WE BELIEVE

That behind every data point is a living, breathing person.

Worker Ownership

We are proud to announce that as of January 1, 2022, Data Driven Detroit officially operates as a worker-owned cooperative.

D3 has an established culture of equality among its staff—this transition takes it beyond culture to the actual structure of the organization. The transition to a worker-owned cooperative, and the formalization of this type of culture, helps to ensure that D3 will stay as a reliable community resource long into the future.

WHAT IS WORKER OWNERSHIP

A worker-owned cooperative is managed by its workers, and every worker owner participates in decision making. To best fulfill our mission, Data Driven Detroit is owned equally and entirely by the participating employees, who have an equal vote and collectively make decisions together about the organization.

We started this process in 2016 with five initial employees as the transition team. With the transition complete, the remaining employees will be given the opportunity to participate.

Learn from our Experience

Throughout this process, through many internal discussions and with our supporting partners, we have learned a lot and want to share our experiences with anyone interested in the co-op model. For an intro to our blog series, read an overview of our process: Why Worker Ownership

Our Team

Shárryll is also a professional dog sitter, and one of her favorite customers is a Bull Mastiff who thinks that he's a lap dog.

Shárryll Alford

Administrative Assistant

salford@datadrivendetroit.org

Amanda is a classically trained vocalist, and has performed on multiple occasions with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Amanda Branch

IT Director

Worker-Owner
amanda@datadrivendetroit.org

Jacob likes spending time outdoors, photography, and cooking while not following the recipe exactly as written.

Jacob Yesh-Brochstein

Data Analyst

jacob@datadrivendetroit.org

Sean won his very first D3 costume party as the Booger King.

Blind contour self-portrait of staff member Sean Coté

Sean Coté

Data Design Specialist

sean@datadrivendetroit.org

Jordan is an avid home gardener and is the proud mother of 16 thriving houseplants.

Jordan Graves

Jordan Graves

Data Analyst

jordan@datadrivendetroit.org

Rosie likes to draw mangas during her free time and she plans to be a self-taught, free-lance animator in the near future.

Rosie Liu

Rosie Liu

Research Analyst

rosie@datadrivendetroit.org

Laura loves maps and being outdoors, and combines the two by leading guided backpacking trips.

Laura Lyons

Senior GIS Analyst & Project Lead

Worker-Owner
llyons@datadrivendetroit.org

Stephanie has taken Polish dance classes since she was 4 years old and lived in Poland for 1.5 years.

Stephanie Quesnelle

Senior Research Analyst & Project Lead

Worker-Owner
squesnelle@datadrivendetroit.org

Erica spent one year knitting obsessively, including a dress that took six months.

Erica Raleigh

Co-Executive Director

Worker-Owner
erica@datadrivendetroit.org
Contact Shárryll for scheduling

Noah is a huge fan of aquariums and has visited dozens across three continents.

Noah Urban

Co-Executive Director

Worker-Owner
noah@datadrivendetroit.org
Contact Shárryll for scheduling

Intro to D3

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Work at D3

CAREERS

D3 is not currently hiring. Keep an eye out here and on our social media channels for future postings.

INTERNSHIPS

We love to welcome student interns into our workplace. D3 values equity and fair wages so we do not offer unpaid internships and will only consider those projects from students who have identified their own source of funding. We partner with programs of universities and other institutions, so check with your career center to see if there are funding opportunities available.

Get In Touch

440 BURROUGHS ST, STE 330
DETROIT, MI 48202
AskD3@DataDrivenDetroit.org

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