Life in Brightmoor

There’s a segment of people that live off less than $7000 annually. 150% below the national poverty level.

Life in Brightmoor

We have a 33% High School Dropout Rate.

Life in Brightmoor

The Brightmoor population has dropped off 35.3% over the previous decade.

You can help.

Tutoring

Besides the invaluable and enriching experience gained by working with students that need help, the tutor receives hands-on experience that could be beneficial in furthering their career.

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Donating

One time gifts, pledges, and commemorative gifts are all appreciated. You can also donate online.

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Mentoring

There is a foundational need in our community for people who will set a positive example on work ethic, care of family, and understanding the sense of responsibility each of us has to our community.

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Helping to create a community of independence. One person. One family. One street at a time.
Brightmoor by the numbers

Health Concerns

Our infant mortality rate is 13.6%. We are one of the leading communities in diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension.

Education

Brightmoor is an education desert. Over 7000 children live in Brightmoor, yet there are only two schools. The dropout rate is a staggering 35% while the national average is around 6%.

Economic Conditions

The poverty rate in Brightmoor is close to 35%. There is a segment of residents that live on less than $7000 annually which is 150% below the national poverty level. The home ownership rate in Detroit is only 46% compared to a national average of 63%.

Our Pillars

Education

Children and adult tutoring. College prep. Music/performing arts. Computer lab.

Health

Health screening. Dental services. Healthy cooking classes.

Employment

Resume writing. Interview skills. Job/career placement.

Financial literacy

Workshops on budgeting/saving, asset/debt management, and investment.

Holiday Food Distribution

Resurrection Baskets of Love 2020 Postponed

UPDATE: This is being postponed due to social distancing concerns. No further information available a this time. Come join us in assembling food baskets for our Brightmoor neighbors on Saturday, April 4th at 8:00 a.m.! More details contact Pastor Semmeal Thomas at SemmealThomas@hotmail.com

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Detroit home where 5-year-old girl was fatally shot now used as resource for children, young mothers

A project that we have been working on has finally come to fruition! Last September a gunman stormed into a home on Detroit’s west side fatally shooting 5-year-old Isabella Coleman and injuring her mother Dejiza Coleman who was shot 17 times. Since the tragedy church leaders, a youth group and neighbors raised thousands to rebuild the home where it happened. Read the whole story here.

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Guitar Class

2019 Summer Program!

Our 2019 Summer Program started on July 8th and will run through to August 16th. The camp runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday – Friday. Tuition is free. More details contact Pastor Semmeal Thomas at SemmealThomas@hotmail.com

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Are the Kids All Right:The Well Being of Children Roadshow

Are the Kids All Right:The Well Being of Children Roadshow

Mission: City was featured on the PBS Show “Are the Kids All Right:The Well Being of Children Roadshow” Topics covered: Brightmoor Kids – Living in Brightmoor “One Detroit” Associate Producer Will Glover sits down with a group of neighborhood children from Brightmoor to hear what they like about living in the neighborhood. ACES As in every community, there are issues that cause stress and anxiety in children. These are referred to as ACES – or “adverse childhood experiences.” They include…

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FOX 2 – Community Center that runs on donations seeking funding for ‘dependable transportation’

DETROIT (FOX 2) – It’s helped Lamar Curry become a gentleman, with school, keeping him focused and set him on the path to success. “This community center means a lot to me, I grew up here,” he said. A member of the Brightmoor community, Curry visits Mission City often. For the last decade, that community center has helped serve thousands of kids in the neighborhood. Run on donations, its become a beacon of hope for those in need of assistance. The…

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