THE HEIDELBERG PROJECT

Rating: 4.89 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Environment

Location: 42 Watson Hours: 10a-5p, M-F Detroit MI 48201 USA

Mission: The Heidelberg Project (HP) is a Detroit community-based non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich and improve their lives, and to improve the social and economic health of the greater community. We envision residents using art to rebuild the structure and fabric of under-resourced communities and creating a way of living that is economically viable, enriches lives, and welcomes all people.
Results: Engaged community in activities, programming and maintenance of the project. Provided art activities to neighborhood children and schools throughout Michigan. Organized bi-annual community festivals since 1992.
Target demographics: All ages and races with a focus on low-income urban community residents and K-12 students.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Interns, volunteers, students
Programs: The Heidelberg Project is actively engaged in art and education and community development. Our current programs include the ACE2: Art, Community and Environmental Education program; the Emerging Artist program, a branch of YAH, the Young Associates of Heidelberg; and the development of the House That Makes Sense Center, our future center of operations.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Great projects to revitalize a community that is stricken by blight properiies. I applaud The Heidelberg Project for the great work they do to bring a community back to life.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

If your looking to volunteer for a non-profit you've come to the right place. I've volunteered twice and I've feel in love with it. I actually had to remember i was volunteering seeing that i was having so much fun. Really rewarding experience and for me life changing. Looking forward to a great 2012 year with the non-profit.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently volunteered for the Jazzy Nights auction and wasn't quite sure what to expect. Amanda, the event coordinator, and all of the other volunteers were so great -- happy to be there, and they really felt like a family. I admittedly helped out as a way to introduce a non-profit I'm helping out with, and everyone was so eager to introduce me to the right people. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and I'm definitely excited to volunteer sometime again.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello mr.Tyree Guyton im the young lady that said i wanted to be a lawyer and i got accepted to a teacher program and you said u will donate some money to help me raise 7,000 dollars. hope you get this and looking forward to hear from you.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A good way because every thing i saw was really good.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i wouldent because evey thing is the best thing i ever seen in my days.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I drive through here often...I love what it stands for. I f ever someone has never been I take them there. It kills me that the city demolished some of these homes. The message is inspiring. The whole idea is inspiring. To be honest I really just want to be apart of it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

MANY WAYS

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

DONATE MY TIME ENERGY AND MONEY

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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I love driving and walking through the Heidelberg Project at least once a season- because it always changes and because the weather impacts the art. Whenever I have friends come into town to visit, the Heidelberg Project is on the list of places I'm sure to take them to get a feel for Detroit. They are always amazed! Once, a friend was visiting from Sweden and I took here there. Tyree was there working on a project and asked us to help- very memorable!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how it's always evolving. Each time I take friends there it's different and better than the lat time I was there.

Ways to make it better...

I knew if the people living in the exhibit feel happy or annoyed by my presence as an onlooker.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Tyree, Jenenne and the Heidelberg Project are one of Detroit's teasures, one that we share with the world. The language of art surpasses all barriers and speaks volumes about life and the way we live it. The Heidelberg Project challenges each of us who engage in it to rethink our social and economical judgements. It validates our varied cultures and backgrounds and asks us to consider and rethink our priorities. It invites those of all ages and levels of understanding to see that we each have a job to do, we are important as individuals and our comments and actions do matter. Here is a project that has thoughtfully provoked and engaged a world audience...and it started with a kid, a paint brush and some paint.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the artwork of elementary students who each became someone as artists, learning that art is a language that reaches everyone....their lives will never be the same.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that it's existence begs thoughtfulness, generosity and hope. It makes us all important and affirms that everyone has a job to do that can make a huge difference.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do what it has already done on a shoestring...but bigger!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Hi, I m from France and I visit Detroit as an Air France crew member in charge of the activities for the airline in Detroit. The H.P. is the first place that I had visited in D and then it s one of my favourite place around the world. Education, understanding, openmind, arts, music, colors, people, creation, improvement of man...all these things mean a lot to me. I found a lot of things in H.P. that I couldn't experienced in France in meeting people. For all these things H.P., Tyree Guyton and his works, Jenenne Whitfield and more generally Detroit changed my life and help me to keep faith in what I believe for so long!! True values, Justice and Equality. That's why I love this place and these people and I try to give it back to H.P. and Detroit. Thanks

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting people and sharing visions of Life with them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

painters, artists, engineers, architects, volunteers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help them to create "the House that make sense" they try to set up for years now and help people to live better in a better environment.

Ways to make it better...

there was an indoor installation or place on the H.P. to welcome people during winter.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have been visiting Heidelberg for over ten years now and each time it's different and amazing. The last time we went I was with my eight year old daughter who was able to meet and hang out with Tyree and contribute to the project by painting. While we were there Tyree educated her about the project. She then went back and shared her story with her class and many others. It was a unique experience in which she and I will not forget. We look forward to our next visit soon!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly and knowlegable

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Maybe use some land for urban farming? Imagine Do... But you don't really need a million bucks for that just a bit of land to plant on. Would bring in more people and awareness.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The Heidelberg Project (HP) engenders in the participant/viewer an environment conducive and supportive of wonder as well as a sense of community intertwined with hopeful optimism for good and change. Throughout my life I had been aware of the HP through news reports of demolition of decrepit dwellings and of city council hearings and headlines. It was something of a background. Later on, experiencing it and moving through it allowed me to understand the polarity of reactions coming from all

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

building a sense of community as well as the importance of arts in schools and for the general well being of all.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more money to work with and time to help out

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the social atmosphere and broadening of my horizons through community art

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change Detroit neighborhoods forever

Ways to make it better...

i would've found them sooner and had more time volounteer

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Tyree and Jeannine Rock.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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