FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
Cindy Eggleton, Brilliant Detroit
Bob Reeg, Peace Through Action USA
(Detroit, MI and Washington, DC)—Brilliant Detroit and Peace Through Action USA announced their intent to work together to increase peace between people and groups in the high-need neighborhoods that Brilliant Detroit supports.
Through the collaboration, Peace Through Action USA will assign a national service participant to Brilliant Detroit. The peace agent will help Brilliant Detroit add peace education and skills building activities for children and families to their portfolio of community offerings.
“Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods. Our families know that kid success neighborhoods are peaceful neighborhoods. They have encouraged us to offer programming that cultivates compassion, mindfulness, and peaceful communication. Our collaboration with Peace Through Action USA will bring their subject expertise and other resources to help us respond to our families’ requests,” said Cindy Eggleton, Brilliant Detroit co-founder and chief executive officer.
“We are delighted that Brilliant Detroit has invited us to support their important child, family, and community development work,” said Bob Reeg, Peace Through Action USA chief executive officer. “The national service program model we use is a perfect fit to their aspirations to add a peacebuilding component to their community offerings. We can’t wait to see what Brilliant Detroit will accomplish with their kids and families with a compensated peace agent adding dedicated time and talent to their efforts.”
The organizations’ top priority currently is securing gifts of money to implement the collaboration. They invite donations from residents of the metropolitan Detroit region, local and small businesses, service clubs, religious congregations, community and family foundations, and others. The organizations have set up a giving page (bit.ly/peacegivedetroit) and text-to-give number (text “Give” to 202-410-0372) for collecting donations.
Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods where families with children 0-8 have what they need to be school ready, healthy, and stable.
Peace Through Action USA activates and equips Americans to implement practical peaceful solutions to aggression and violence in their communities and our country.