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.

April Williams

I’ve always been an alcoholic, but I never knew it. I thought I was just really good at partying.

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Most high school seniors are simply trying to get through school, hang out with friends, and plan their next break, but when Areion saw an opportunity knocking, she did not hesitate to grab it. While attending a low income housing meeting with her mom, Areion learned about Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training, (CET) and the debt-free training offered.

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After everything I went through and all the pain I felt, it would take a lot to go back to the way things were. Your mind is warped and the drugs control you when you are out there. But there is life after drugs. If only I could have seen it sooner.

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What brought me to Brighton Center was all the opportunities that are available to anyone seeking help. I was confused about my career path or where to even start looking. A friend explained to me her experience at Kentucky Career Center and I wanted the same opportunities that she had. It sounded too good to be true so I had to check it out.

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I was introduced to the Center for Employment Training (CET) through a friend in the program. I was attending Gateway Community and Technical College and graduation was approaching but I could not get past my Anatomy class. I was interested if CET was a better route, so I decided to attend an information session and joined Medical Assisting in November 2017. 

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AmeriCorps NCCC Southern Region

From organizing the Clothing Closet to taking charge of the Used Toy Sale to building beds for kids around the area, there is nothing this group of AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers couldn’t accomplish. With can do attitudes and smiles on their faces, NCCC members from all over the country came together in Newport, Kentucky with one purpose, to strengthen our community.

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I came to Brighton Center in a time of need. I am a single mom with three kids and three years ago, we were homeless. Brighton Center provided the resources to help turn that around and get us back on our feet.

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It has always been a dream of mine to open a day care. I grew up with younger siblings and had my oldest son at 16, so it is ingrained in me to care for people. My classmates nicknamed me “Momma Mya” because I genuinely took interest and befriended everyone. Even though I was a mom, my high school never judged me or turned me down from participating in anything. They helped out with parenting classes, clothes, and so much more. My leadership led me to become vice president of my graduating class and I was also prom queen. 

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