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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Love, Connection and Hope – Brilliant Detroit in the Spring of 2018

Love, Connection and Hope Greetings, As our journey continues, we are reminded that the power of love, connection, and hope surrounding this work are that which build community and indeed movement toward Kid Success Neighborhoods for all. Together with many of you, we are in the process of digging deeper. Deeper into new neighborhoods, with […]

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Brilliant Detroit Live in the D

Brilliant Detroit is honored to have been featured on the Live in the D segment of the Heart of Detroit with Mitch Albom. They truly told the story of our work. It is particularly gratifying that we were able to shine the spotlight on Safiya Crowned-Phoenix Jackson, who started as a volunteer with Brilliant Detroit and is now a treasured part […]

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Join Brilliant Detroit for the Art Van Charity Challenge!

Dear Friends, We are grateful to be included in the Art Van Charity Challenge, which is taking place this year from Tuesday, May 1 at 12:00 pm through Tuesday, May 22 at 1:59 pm. With only 14% of Detroit students reading at grade level by 3rd grade and the fact that schools will start to […]

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Get a Piece of Red Wings History and Support Brilliant Detroit at the Same Time

PRESS RELEASE Sale of Joe Louis Arena seats to begin Tuesday, May 1 • Tuesday, May 1st – Season Ticket holders will get first opportunity to purchase seats • Saturday, May 12th – Sales open to the general public on at DETROIT, MICHIGAN – Detroit Red Wings fans now have the opportunity to own a piece of […]

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Osborn: A Tale of Community for Kids

We met Mr. Preston when we were considering the move to our newest Brilliant Detroit home in the Mohican-Regent neighborhood of Osborn. He heads up the neighborhood group leading change in his area and we connected immediately thanks to the recommendation of Quincy Jones and Kayana Sessoms of Osborn Neighborhood Alliance. He fully checked us […]

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When the Neighborhood Comes Together and an Angel Steps In

When our Central house opened in 2016, a participant tearfully explained how moving it was for her to see this corner house transform from blighted vacancy to a vibrant and populated space. The transformations are not going to end any time soon, for that hope bred an ongoing vision and dedication to what this space […]

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A Path Forward

There are times in our lives when we discover a place that changes everything. For Safiya Jackson, better known as Blonde and Blue Girl or simply Blue, that place was Brilliant Detroit. Blue is “a mom of two who’s always looking for something to do with [her] children that isn’t super expensive and yet still […]

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Literacy Partnerships and Programs – Spring 2018

Today 14 percent of our 3rd graders in Detroit are reading at grade level. We all know that this is unacceptable and that we must work together to make this a reality of the past. At Brilliant Detroit we are so glad to be partnered with United Way of Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) on a city-wide […]

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Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods where families with children 0-8 have what they need to be school ready, healthy and stable.

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Headquarters Address:
5675 Larkins Street Detroit, MI 48210



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