Neighborhood on the Rise: Gearing up for Morningside

The Morningside neighborhood on Detroit’s East side is a self-described “neighborhood on the rise.” These two square miles bordered by I-94, Outer Drive East, Mack Avenue, and Alter Road are home to a coordinated effort by long-time residents to reactivate vacant lots and create the conditions for kid and family success. Their community association, named […]

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Jasmine’s Mission

We see the work of building kid success neighborhoods as a community-driven movement and few represent the power and potential of this movement like Jasmine Mahone, a participating mother and volunteer at the Brilliant Detroit Osborn House. Jasmine found her way to Brilliant Detroit thanks to the help of Lotonya Peterson, who teaches Osborn neighbors […]

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Clutch & Throttle And Brilliant Detroit Team Up To Put Toys Under The Trees Of Detroit Children This Holiday

DETROIT – Clutch & Throttle, today announced it will host a holiday toy drive now through Dec. 31. The shop will accept donations of NEW toys at its store, located at 6544 Beaubien St., in the Milwaukee Junction neighborhood. All items collected will be donated to Brilliant Detroit families. “Ever since opening in Detroit, giving […]

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Second Wave Media article

As a nonprofit leader in the city of Detroit, Cindy Eggleton starts each day knowing that the impact Brilliant Detroit makes on the lives of kids and families is stronger because her organization doesn’t try to go it alone. Collaboration, she says, is at the heart of each and every Brilliant Detroit program. Click here […]

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Pitch Under The Lights

Hard to believe it was eight years ago when Federation’s NEXTGen Detroit threw that first “Pitch for Detroit.” At the time, the event was a one-day charity softball tournament, co-founded by NEXTGen Detroit President-Elect Adam Blanck and Benjy Gordon, with the goal “to reconnect the growing numbers of young adults returning to metro Detroit and engage […]

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Cindy as Seen Changemaker nominee

Cindy Eggleton has been a tireless advocate for those she works with—regardless of whether advocating for an individual, an organization, or a community. Today she serves as CEO for Brilliant Detroit, an organization she co-founded with Carolyn and Jim Bellinson. Click here to read more.

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Matthew Lesha student lead book drive for Brilliant Detroit.

For Matthew Lesha, books have been a part of his life from the moment he can remember holding one in his hands – this University Liggett student believes in the written word so much that he considers himself an avid reader who prioritizes books in every regard. That is why he has organized along with […]

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Cindy’s Interview with Craig Fahle

Jam-packed show for you today. Beginning with Kevin Cotter, who is an Economics Department Chair Member at Wayne State University. Then, we have Cindy Eggleton to talk about Brilliant Detroit to which she is the Co-Founder and CEO of. Moving along, in studio comes Todd Lassa. He is here to discuss local happenings going on […]

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Summer Reading Progress

With the United Way of Southeastern Michigan, Brilliant Detroit serves the city as the backbone organization of the Grade Level Reading Campaign. Only 14% of children read at grade level by third grade, a deeply troubling statistic with negative implications for kid success. Since third grade is the time when children begin reading to learn […]

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Osborn: Champions of Kid Success

After months of searching with neighbors, Brilliant Detroit moved into a perfectly located home in the Osborn neighborhood. 13800 Eastburn stands across Reno Street from a massive and beautiful park, a Boys and Girls Club, and Trix Academy. We knew such a location would drive participation, but the turnout at Osborn has been mind-blowing. On […]

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