INVESTING IN OUR YOUTH’S FUTURE
“Brandon and Carlyne Graham are wonderful products of Detroit, Both of them having been raised on the tough eastside of Detroit. Brandon and Carlyne obtained their education through the Detroit Public School system. Brandon and Carlyne knew the meaning of hard work and dedication. Both attended Crockett Technical High School meeting for the first time (2002) while working diligently on their education. Brandon earned the following while in high school; Detroit Public High School’s Blue Chip Player, netted the title as the “#1 Linebacker in the State of Michigan” and was invited to and played in the covenant All American Bowl Game, San Antonio, Texas (2006). Their hard work in high school eventually paid off with Brandon earning a full football scholarship as a junior (2005) to one of Michigan’s top colleges (University of Michigan) and Carlyne’s admission to Lane College, a historical black college in Tennessee while also enlisting in the army reserve for three years. Brandon and Carlyne although separated by attending their respective colleges would continue with their path to becoming a powerhouse couple with aspirations of eventually coming back and giving back to the City of Detroit.”
– Mrs. C. Graham
Super Bowl Champion Brandon is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Eagles in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the thirteenth selection in the draft and the first from the Big Ten Conference. netted the title as the “#1 Linebacker in the State of Michigan” during his high school years. Brandon has succeed the average by playing his 10th. NFL season with the team that drafted him.
Mrs Carlyne Graham
DIRECTOR & VICE PRESIDENT
Carlyne worked hard in her studies putting herself through undergraduate school at Lane College. She graduated (2008) Cum Laude earning dual degrees in criminal justice and sociology.
Carlyne would continue her quest for learning by being accepted to Loyola University one of Chicago’s prestigious colleges. Carlyne would again earn dual degrees in social work and child and family law graduating in 2012. Carlyne used her knowledge and has worked in both the private non-profit and public sectors for several years. Carlyne has been a case manager (2008-2012) and a director of social services (2012-2013) serving families in the Chicago area before moving to Philadelphia. With the addition of team Graham carlyne has created (CARLA"S Circle) which focus on strictly the development of young women in the Detroit area.
In 2014, Brandon and Carlyne married in Michigan surrounded by both family and friends. With their love of giving back as they have participated in many community endeavors through the Philadelphia Eagles and on their own in the Philadelphia and Detroit area. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and commitment to those youths striving to become a better person through education and community activies in a difficult environment. Through “TEAMGRAHAM” and CARLA"S CIRCLE partnerships with like-minded entities they hope to bring a change to those in need, our youth.