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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. We do this by providing proven programming and support year round out of Brilliant Detroit homes in high-need neighborhoods.




Families work alongside staff to ensure programs and
services meet the needs of neighbors and support the
intellectual, social and emotional growth
of their young children.


Brilliant Detroit and our partner organizations
utilize evidence-based, quality curricula
that have proven to be effective, equitable
and powerful among families and children.


Brilliant Detroit homes serve as community
magnets and provide families and children
with safe and consistent spaces to
receive services and support.

Coordinated & continuous

We coordinate existing programs and
services in one place to allow families easier
and better access to opportunities to learn,
grow and thrive.


We believe in the power and value of relationships.
We work to build authentic neighbor-to-neighbor,
family and partner relationships in all
we do including hiring.

With, for and By

Our homes all have neighborhood advisories that
help with all aspects at Brilliant Detroit
so that all efforts are with, for
and by families and neighbors.




Today 60 percent of Detroit children under five live in poverty with the majority of kids not ready for kindergarten. By third grade only 14 percent read at grade level. Added to this is the fact that 30,000 of the city’s kids have zero learning and care options in their near future. We must and can do better. Brilliant Detroit was created to coordinate and connect what works for families and kids in one centrally located, welcoming place. Together with over 50 partners, families and kids choose what they need to be school ready, healthy and stable. We provide the love, safety and opportunities for growth.


The Nonprofit Brilliant Detroit has Launched Detroit Reads!

Little Free Libraries expected to be installed across Detroit in August

Brilliant Detroit announces new citywide summer literacy campaign to curb student learning loss

Brilliant Detroit (2022)

Overcoming Poverty By Meeting Families Where They Are

This little light - Spoken Words

Brilliant Detroit - We Will Rise

Brilliant Detroit Creates Kid Success Neighborhoods To Build Strong Foundations Of Support

Brilliant Detroit Informational Video - September, 2018

Brilliant Detroit Informational Video - September, 2018

Impact100 Metro Detroit ‘Brilliant Detroit’

ABCmouse Bring Learning to All - Detroit

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Brilliant Detroit Profile

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Brilliant Detroit | American Black Journal Clip

Detroit's Clutch

Eye on Detroit

Brilliant Detroit fomenta la lectura entre los hispanos

Reading, Writing & Soap Suds: The Wash & Learn Program in Detroit

First Annual Detroit Day of the Young Child

Leadership Award - Cindy Eggleton - Wayne State university

Brilliant Detroit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 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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Contact Info

Headquarters Address:
5675 Larkins Street, Detroit, MI 48210