School-preparation organization in Detroit looks to go national

Detroit — Brilliant Detroit, a fast-growing nonprofit that helps Detroit children prepare for school, is now looking beyond the city’s borders, hoping to spread to major cities from Chicago to Philadelphia.

The Detroit organization brings childhood development programs directly to residents by setting up shop in a former home in a neighborhood.

The popular program has grown rapidly in Detroit. It began with 50 children in 2016 and has served 19,000 kids in 18 neighborhoods, said the group. It hopes to expand to 24 sites and Pontiac this year.

The work has led to improvements in students’ reading levels along with other parts of education, said Cindy Eggleton, the CEO and co-founder of the organization.

“We exist to create ‘kid success’ neighborhoods,” she said. “Kids and families have everything they need from birth to 8 years old.”

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