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Brilliant Detroit Converts Blight into Neighborhood Centers. See Its Latest Renovation

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WDET’s Sascha Raiyn interviews CEO Cindy Eggleton about the non-profit and its latest house conversion.

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The Fitzgerald house prior to renovations.

Brilliant Detroit renovates abandoned homes in the city, then fills those homes with programs to create what it calls “kid success neighborhoods.” The focus is on education, health and family support for children – from “belly to eight” – and their families.

Its seventh location opened this summer on Prairie Street in the Fitzgerald neighborhood. The organization plans to have 11 houses by the end of the year. 

The essence of it is that people feel they belong,” says CEO Cindy Eggleton. “They feel it’s a second home, they can come and get love and safety.”

Click on the player above to hear WDET’s Sascha Raiyn interview Brilliant Detroit CEO Cindy Eggleton and see photos of the new location below.


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Sascha Raiyn, Education Reporter

Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.

sraiyn@wdet.org Follow @raiyn

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