Success Stories

Brighton Center at its very core is a community based agency. The people in our community and their needs are the driving force behind the work we do. Trends and fads will come and go, but Brighton Center will always provide services the community needs and wants. Every day, Brighton Center works to engage all members of the community from young children to seniors so that real change can become reality. Every one of them has a story worth sharing... the following are just a few.

Eddie

EDDIE: At my age, 53, and after being at the same job for 26 years, I always dreamed of doing my own thing one day. That day came in 2021 when my wife was searching the internet trying to help me find my next career. She came across Brighton Center’s Trades to Success program and thought it would be a good fit. 

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Danielle

I had some health issues that would have resulted in complications if I ever got pregnant, so I figured it just wouldn’t happen. And then, I found out I was pregnant, and my neighbor across the street told me about Brighton Center and the Every Child Succeeds Home Visitation program. I called while I was still pregnant and enrolled.

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Teayha

I first heard about Brighton Center through the City Futures program at City Heights in 2019. After I connected with the staff to learn more about available resources, I learned about Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training (CET). I was hesitant to go back to school, even though I always wanted to because I had student loans and didn't want to worry about more debt.

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Gabby

My journey with Brighton Center started in November of 2019. I ended up at the Kentucky Career Center. I didn’t really know what I was doing with my life and I felt like I was stuck. I met with staff, took a few career tests, and learned about available training and educational opportunities funded through grants, one of which was Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training (CET). 

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Bobbi

My kids and I are proud graduates of Northern Kentucky Scholar House and Early Scholars Child Development Center! 

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Amistat

I grew up without a mom, and I felt like I was always by myself or alone. When I graduated high school in 2017, I wasn’t thinking about my future. Eventually, I started looking for guidance and was connected to Brighton Center through a staff member who attended my church and thought Kentucky Career Center’s Young Adult Talent Development Services would be a good fit.

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Eli

Over the last six years, one of my biggest accomplishments has been overcoming my insecurities and making new friends. As a high school senior, I still have some of the same friends that I first made in sixth grade when I joined Brighton Center’s Youth Leadership Development (YLD) program.

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Gabi

Brighton Center gave me life and gave me a family. I am an alumni of the Brighton Recovery Center for Women. I graduated from the Recovery Center about nine years ago in 2012 after spending a little over a year in the program. Before coming to Brighton Center, I was dealing with the issues of my substance use disorder. I started using heroin when I was 16, and from 16 to 20, it was just that reoccurring cycle.

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Erica

ERICA
CENTER TABLE, Catering with a Purpose
Food Service Specialist  
Brighton Recovery Center for Women Alumni 

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Emily

When we think about being a pre-teen or “tween” as some say, we think of being worried about having the latest tech, or what to wear to school the next day, or maybe just when the next day with no homework is. Unfortunately for me, I did not have the stereotypical struggles we think about at the age of 13. 

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