AboutWho We Are
We collect, analyze, interpret, and share high-quality data to drive informed decision-making and increase data-driven outcomes.
What We Do
Outreach & Education
We conduct workshops, trainings, and presentations across metro Detroit to increase data literacy, empowering 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.
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).
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.
We ensure the data and information are publicly available in non-digital formats, ensuring the tools can be used by those without high-speed connectivity.
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.
Unbiased access to unbiased data.
To provide equitable access to information and help our community make better decisions.
Anyone seeking information to make more-informed decisions, including nonprofit organizations, foundations, universities, governments, businesses, and individuals.
That behind every data point is a living, breathing person.
Bob is a classically trained vocalist, and has performed on multiple occasions with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Jeff has two retired racing Grey Hounds.
Laura loves the outdoors and leads guided backpacking trips.
Meghin shares her name with an antique shop in London.
Stephanie has taken Polish dance classes since she was 4 years old and lived in Poland for 1.5 years.
Erica spent one year knitting obsessively, including a dress that took six months.
Ayana first used GIS to map field coordinates of urban bees.
Noah is a huge fan of aquariums and has visited dozens across three continents.
Project Lead | Senior Analyst
Intro to D3
Work at D3
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. Some of our strongest partnerships include the InnovateGov Internship Program (MSU), University of Michigan’s School of Information, and the Microsoft Cities Team.
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440 BURROUGHS ST, STE 330
DETROIT, MI 48202