Lauren Hood

Detroit, MI

Lauren A. Hood is an effective change agent; she leverages lived experience, education and social capital to encourage critical thought and inspired action amongst practitioners and participants within the community development ecosystem. As the Founding Director of LIVE6, Lauren Successfully launched place based, anchor institution partnership organization convened to create and implement community development activities in Northwest Detroit. She designed multiple engagement platforms for gleaning input from residents, business owners, property owners, and neighborhood leaders at all levels, and engaged over 1000 residents over a two-year period. As the Owner and Co-Founder of Deep Dive Detroit, Lauren designs curriculum and moderates group dialogs on issues pertaining to racial equity & privilege, equitable development, and community engagement. Lauren also previously served as the Community Engagement Director for Loveland Technologies, where she partnered with community organizations to develop and execute neighborhood specific outreach strategies to engage residents in a city-wide property mapping process.