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 tied to literacy, health, family support, and neighbor-to-neighbor connections. Everything is done “with, for, and by” neighbors so we work hand-in-hand with the communities we serve.
This time 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 currently have Brilliant Detroit hubs in 12 neighborhoods with three more opening this year. 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.