Brilliant Detroit's Brilliant Service Delivery Model
In 2016, Brilliant Detroit formed with a unique service delivery model to ensure the long-term success of Detroit’s children. Using Detroit’s underutilized housing stock, Brilliant Detroit establishes early child and family centers in the middle of high-need neighborhoods that coordinate evidence-based education, health, and family support programming for families with kids 0-8. All of this is done “with, for and by” the families, prioritizing their input every step of the way, to ensure community leadership of the whole effort. Today, seven (soon to be 11) Brilliant Detroit homes provide holistic services to over 4,700 children and their caregivers.
Detroit Families Seek Increased Peace
Brilliant Detroit families have identified the presence of aggression and violence in their homes and neighborhoods as a barrier to kid success. They have encouraged Brilliant Detroit to add peacebuilding activities to their community offerings, such as compassion cultivation, mindfulness, and peaceful communication.
Brilliant Detroit wishes to respond to their families’
requests. However, adding such community offerings takes new resources,
including both people and money.
Enter Peace Through Action USA
Brilliant Detroit has invited Peace Through Action USA, a national group, to help address their peacebuilding gap by assigning a compensated national service participant to Brilliant Detroit. The peace agent will help Brilliant Detroit add peace education and skills building activities for children and families to their portfolio of community offerings. Learn more about our plans here.
Give a Gift of Money for a Peace Agent for Detroit, Michigan
Brilliant Detroit and Peace Through Action USA invite residents of the Detroit metropolitan area, local and small businesses, service clubs, religious congregations, community and family foundations, and others to give gifts of money so that we may secure and pay a servant leader to dedicate peacebuilding effort to high-need Detroit neighborhoods. Please give generously, here online or by sending a check to Peace Through Action USA, PO Box 73466, Washington DC 20056-3466.
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.
Peace Through Action USA activates and equips Americans to implement practical peaceful solutions to aggression and violence in their communities and our country.
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