The Power of Intergenerational Connection – Meet Carol Fleming, one of our Experience Corps Tutors!

Carol Fleming’s journey with Brilliant Detroit began all the way in Switzerland back in March of 2020. Even though Carol was on the other side of the world, she kept tabs on her home of Detroit by watching the local news. It was during this time that she first became familiar with Brilliant Detroit. “I […]

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Book Donation Map of America

We’re so excited to have been included in a Book Donation Map of America by In The Book! We’re listed alongside more than 1100 nonprofits, libraries, and locally-owned bookstores across over 100 cities.

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New America Study: Detroit Parents Face Challenges in Virtual Learning Environment

For Detroit parents, the past year has been one of significant challenges — and of perseverance. For caregivers working tirelessly to provide their children with educational support during this time, the digital learning environment has presented a number of barriers. In April 2021, Brilliant Detroit parents participated in a study with New America, a think […]

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5 Ways to Improve Health Through Neighborhood Involvement

By Mykala Thomas Today, people need to get together by staying apart.  Community involvement helps support everyone’s health during the current pandemic and beyond. Working with your neighbors and Brilliant Detroit keeps depression at bay and helps you stay upbeat and productive.   You can’t run away from the reality of the coronavirus pandemic, but you […]

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Gratitude for the Project 2 Women’s Empowerment Workshop!

We’re so grateful to team up with the Project 2 Women’s Empowerment Workshop and appreciate the shout-out on their blog! You can find the blog link here and the post below: — Project 2 Partners With Brilliant Detroit Project 2 has been honored to team up with Brilliant Detroit for the Project 2 Women’s Empowerment Workshop. Cindy Eggleton […]

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A Fall Reading List for Volunteers, by a Volunteer!

Patricia Hill is the co-creator of, a website dedicated to offering helpful resources and inspiration to both established and aspiring educators. She’s also a Brilliant Detroit volunteer. Over the past month, she created a reading list for the Brilliant community that asks a powerful question: what does it mean to be a community leader […]

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313Speaks is making sure our kids are building an early vocabulary

Something exciting is brewing in Detroit and across the country. Last year, representatives of Brilliant Detroit and the City of Detroit went to Providence, RI, where top early childhood education leaders gathered to talk about replicating the Providence Talks program. “Providence Talks proposes to do something never before attempted at the municipal level: to intervene […]

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A Brilliant Detroit Family in Brightmoor

We use the words “Brilliant Detroit Family” quite often because that’s how we feel about all of you and all of the other participants, partners, donors, and volunteers who join us in the work of building kid success neighborhoods. We’re bound together. This connection is alive and well throughout Detroit and particularly in the relationship […]

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Co-Founder and CEO, Cindy Eggleton Summarizing 2019

Greetings! Together, we celebrate growth in all of its aspects. Growth for kids, families and as a movement. This has been quite a journey fueled by love, purpose and sheer energy. We were built on the belief that we can and should do better for our kids, families, and neighborhoods. The belief that 14 percent […]

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Meet Danielle Welcome, Community Member of Osborn House

Danielle Welcome remembers the day she first learned about Brilliant Detroit’s Osborn House. It was August of this year, and she was with her kids — Jade, Jameer, Jordan, and Jayden — just across the street on the playground. “There was this big picnic, they were barbecuing, lots of games out, and they approached me! […]

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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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Headquarters Address:
5675 Larkins Street, Detroit, MI 48210