Brilliant Detroit

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Year Founded:
2016
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Cindy Eggleton
Main Address:
5675 Larkins Street
Detroit, MI 48210

What We Do

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

We do this by buying and renovating houses in high-need neighborhoods throughout the city, and turning them into community hubs where children and parents/caregivers come for evidence-based programming and services around literacy, health, family support, and fellowship. Everything is done “with, for, and by” neighbors so we work hand-in-hand with the communities we serve.

This year has been particularly challenging due to COVID-19, but we’ve risen to the occasion and served as a lifeline for the Brilliant Detroit families -- turning our high-dosage literacy tutoring and in-person programming into virtual, and providing food, laptops, baby necessities, school supplies, learning kits, mental health support, and so much more.

We will have Brilliant Detroit hubs in 13 neighborhoods by early 2021. Our goal is 24 locations by 2024, at which point we will be able to create “population-level change” to the literacy statistics in the city.

Interesting Info

We currently serve over 7,000 children and parents/caregivers in the city of Detroit.
Over 80% of brain development happens by age three. That's why we start early, with programming for babies, pregnant moms, and new parents.
We plan to have 24 Brilliant Detroit hubs by 2024 so we can change the literary statistics in our city!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual Literacy Mentor (Center For Success)
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until Tue Aug 31 2021.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
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Virtual Literacy Tutor (BookNook)
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until Tue Aug 31 2021.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
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