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.


Highlights from our summer camp

Check our Facebook page for updated photos and videos each week throughout camp.

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!

Read the recap

Early Start

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

Read the story



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.


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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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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