No one becomes successful without the help of someone else.


Tutoring at Mission:City

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.



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



Mentor at Mission:City

There is a foundational need in Brightmoor 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.


Mission:City is helping to create a community of independence in Brightmoor 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.


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%.


D.R.E.A.M. Camp 2022 Recap

Dedication. Responsibility. Education. Attitude. Motivation.

From the bottom of our hearts, thanks to all of you for a summer that couldn’t have been more rewarding!

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Early Start

Excited, willing, and eager to learn. These all describe one of our star students this year, Zephaniah Graves.

Read the story

2022 Blue Jean Breakfast

Saturday, December 10, 2022 will be our 8th Annual Blue Jean Benefit Breakfast! We would love to see you in-person as we continue to do the much needed work in the Brightmoor community.

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


Health screening. Dental services. Healthy cooking classes.


Resume writing. Interview skills. Job/career placement.

Financial literacy

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

8th Annual Brightmoor Blue Jean Benefit Breakfast Tickets are now available

Dream Again Our 8th Annual Brightmoor Blue Jean Benefit Breakfast on December 10, 2022, from 10am-12pm at Laurel Manor Banquet Hall Tickets are still only $50.00 with limited free seats for kids! Visit this site to purchase your ticket(s) or a table. If you have previous engagements and would like to make a donation, we would be ever so grateful. More information is available on our Blue Jean Breakfast page.

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Baskets of Love

Each year during Easter and Thanksgiving we distribute food baskets to our needy families. This has become one of the highlights of our program, and we have enjoyed working with nearly 150 volunteers coming together to show the love of God. Our next project will be a Thanksgiving 2022 distribution. We will be assembling and delivering food baskets for seniors and the poor in our neighborhood. If you are interested in helping please join us on November 19,2022 (the Saturday before…

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2022-2023 After School Programs

2022-2023 After School Programs

Here’s the weekly line-up for our 2022-2023 After School Programs. If you are interested in attending or volunteering, please contact Patricia Jackson-Smith at 313.529.7274. Day Program Monday 5-6:30 p.m. Tutoring and Mentoring Program Tuesday 5-6:30 p.m. Tutoring and Mentoring Program Wednesday 5-6:30 p.m.  Music Program Thursday 5-6:30 p.m. Spanish (1st-5th grades) STEM Build/Digital Literacy (6th-8th grades) Friday 5-6:30 p.m.  Music Program Saturday 12-2 p.m.  Writing and Art

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Community Support from Good Eggs Foundation and Scheers Ace Hardware

Special thanks to The Good Eggs Foundation and Scheers Ace Hardware for their support of the Brightmoor community. Through the hearts of both Bryan of Ace Hardware and Sandy of The Good Eggs Foundation, Mission:City was the recipient of the Round-Up program and was officially “Egged”. Through the generosity of others shopping at Ace Hardware within a 3-month time frame they collected 15,028 local donations totaling $7198.47. It is this type of commitment to excellence that helps make a difference…

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D.R.E.A.M. Camp 2022

Dedication. Responsibility. Education. Attitude. Motivation. Summer 2022 is in the books. If it taught us anything, it’s that camp is more valuable than ever. Families and campers were excited to return to the fun, safe haven space that Mission:City provides. We took 50 kids ages 5-12 on a 5-week journey of fun and faith. Camp showed us that it is possible to move forward safely, regain at least some sense of normalcy, and work together to protect everything that we…

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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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