Together, We Can Make a Brighter Detroit
We at Brighter Detroit Community Center are excited to be part of the Gratiot Woods area community! We want to work side by side with you to make a difference for our kids and our families. There are multiple ways to get involved, ranging from daily activities, athletics to special events and fundraisers that we will need help with. We are invested, but we need you to give of your time, your talent or your treasure. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
FORMER MSU HOOPS PLAYERS JOIN THE MISSION TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN
When it comes to motivating youth to think past challenging times, Branden Dawson and Brandan Kearney know a few things about perseverance
The former Michigan State University players shared moments of encouragement with school children as part of the first annual Back-to-School Fest hosted by Brighter Detroit Community Center.
“One reason this is important is because there are a lot of kids that I grew up with who were in the same situation as the ones I saw and met at Brighter Detroit,” recalls Kearney, a Detroit native and Southeastern High School graduate. “They didn’t make it out.”
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Amazing things have been going on behind the scenes over the past year to get the former 4-H Building on McClellan in Detroit ready to become Brighter Detroit Community Center. We’ve had tremendous help from area residents, volunteers, and partnerships with other organizations.
Our friends and sponsors enjoyed a day on the links at The Inn at St. John’s Golf Course during our Brighter Detroit Charity Golf Outing. Our next Golf Outing will be at the same location on Saturday, July 16.
Brighter Detroit Community Center hosted our first Back to School Fun Fest for nearly 300 children and families of Detroit. Everyone enjoyed the playground, music, free food and received backpacks loaded with supplies and personal care items.
All Black Event
Brighter Detroit Community Center has the support of Detroiters, especially those with ties to the Gratiot Woods/I-94 community. Halloween Weekend 2015, they all came out at night to enjoy a fundraising event sponsored by They Say Restaurant.
Caring for the families in our community is a primary focus of Brighter Detroit Community Center. At Thanksgiving, Brighter Detroit delivered 15 complete meals to families of Detroit Public Schools students as part of an annual Thanksgiving event sponsored by They Say Restaurant and the Homer Ferguson Foundation.