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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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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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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5675 Larkins Street Detroit, MI 48210



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