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David Sands

David Sands is a Detroit-based freelance writer. He's covered the news for Huffington Post Detroit as an assistant editor and worked as a staff writer for the transportation news site Mode Shift. Follow him on Twitter @dsandsdetroit.


Corey Williams

Reimagining McNichols: The multi-pronged effort to bring back a struggling commercial corridor

While McNichols and its surrounding communities in Live6 have gone through difficult economic times in recent years, things may be turning around as new investment, public and private, finds a foothold in the area.

STEMinistas at a recent Michigan Science Center event

The STEMinista Project introduces girls to the wonders (and comradery) of science

Started as a way to close the STEM gender gap, the project is designed for girls from fourth to eighth grade and offers special opportunities that encourage them to learn about STEM and get involved in STEM-related activities.

Ali Dirul

Detroit solar shines: How local solar organizations are linking sustainable energy and community

While there's been several notable solar energy projects by major companies, some smaller organizations have been partnering together to take the application of the renewable resource in new directions.

Audience member asks a question at a Live6 speakeasy event

With democratic budgeting, Live6 takes a nontraditional approach to community engagement

After more than a year of outreach and meetings with local stakeholders, the Live6 Alliance held a community vote on how best to spend $40,000 in public safety grant funding. 

An After Dark gaming event

Science education: It's not just for kids at the Michigan Science Center

STEM jobs are being touted as critically important in the U.S., which is one reason why the Michigan Science Center offers programs targeted at audiences of all ages.
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