Lauren Hood, Detroit, MI

Director, Live6

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Lauren Hood specializes in ecosystem development with a concentration on community engagement. She is the Acting Director of Live6, a nonprofit planning and development organization whose mission is to enhance quality of life and economic opportunity in Northwest Detroit.

Prior to joining Live6, Lauren spent her career in leadership positions in economic development for the City of Highland Park, as the Director of Community Engagement at Loveland Technologies, and Principal of her racial equity consultancy, Deep Dive Detroit. She serves on the Board of Directors of Preservation Detroit and as a Mayoral appointee to the City of Detroit's Historic District Commission. She speaks regularly on panels and conducts workshops on community engagement and equitable development. In addition to being a regular guest columnist in local Op-ed pages, she is active at her alma mater, University of Detroit Mercy where she received a Masters in Community Development and undergraduate business degree.

  • Community organizing / civic engagement

  • Storytelling/Public Speaking

  • Activating vacant lots / vacant spaces


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