In 2015 Brilliant Detroit was created to provide a radically new approach to kindergarten readiness in neighborhoods. The idea was to create a unique delivery model in our approach to early childhood development by using underutilized housing stock to create early child and family centers in neighborhoods. Input was gathered and a model that is designed with, for, and by neighbors was built. Brilliant Detroit homes provide holistic services for kids 0-8 predicated on evidence-based programs around health, family support, and education. Brilliant Detroit was born to create kid success neighborhoods. Today, in each location, neighbors come together for fellowship, activities and learning to assure school readiness, and provide needed support for families.
Our role is to fundamentally change lives and assure all kids in each neighborhood have access to the tools to succeed.
Zumba changed my life. I heard about a Zumba class from a flyer distributed in my community by Brilliant Detroit. I went there to just exercise. When I got there the doors were open to so much more; parenting workshops, financial , couponing, anger management, cooking classes and the list goes on. I am learning skills and habits that will last me a lifetime. The best part is meeting people who have inspired me to reach for my dreams. They are life changing! Thank you Brilliant Detroit!
I like parenting class so I can learn about being a better mother.
We have attended classes here at Brilliant Detroit and we enjoyed it. We appreciate that food is served and that there is a place for the children to play while the adults are attending something of interest. There are quite a few programs and classes that are very informative and useful for the people that live in the community. Brilliant Detroit is amazing and a tremendous help to rebuilding our neighborhood.
Brilliant Detroit is my home away from home. From being a participant to a staff member, I have been truly blessed to be part of such a force of nature. Brilliant Detroit came to my neighborhood and has left such a beautiful impression on my life and others who live here. It is that wonderful rainbow at the end of a storm. I have been impacted and am so happy to be able to continue to spread the wonders and amazement that will make us happier and healthier adults, children and communities. The enthusiasm Brilliant Detroit has put forth is contagious... Let's keep spreading this.
I am very grateful and happy for Brilliant Detroit. Their programs help me with my daily life and I learn new skills every time we have class. Thank you for all you do.
I like Brilliant Detroit because it offers us diverse workshops and activities that have helped strengthen me as a mother.
For me Brilliant Detroit is a great support and help in the education and care of my twins. It helps me to be a better mother, teaching me with new classes and learning from the experience of other mothers. Also because they offer childcare it gives me time for myself as a person. I learn, I get entertained and get to know great people. The Caregivers are excellent people whom I value so much, I appreciate how well they do their job and I realize this because my twins love to come and share with them. Thank you.
I feel very grateful for Brilliant Detroit and for all the programs offered at this site. I feel comfortable and happy with my teachers, classmates & the staff involved. Thank you!
I truly enjoy Brilliant Detroit. In the beginning I came for the certificate but in the end I have made many friends and gained a support team. I fell in love with the heart of the program because they have showed me not only how to parent but how to be a family. Brilliant Detroit is a program, a friend, a parent support partner.
Brilliant Detroit is helping our neighbors become connected with each other, and helping them to get what they need for our kids success.
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.Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More