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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Environment, Environmental Beautification, Visual Arts

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.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Ashley L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Heidelberg Project has really helped to broaden my definition of art as expression and service. So often, money is poured into artful expression that only hangs in museums that are frequented by members of a privileged part of our society, and therefore only serves to entertain this privileged class. The Heidelberg Project, however, has not only in some ways redefines the concept of breathtaking artwork, but has simultaneously transformed an entire community in Detroit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Heidelberg project shows how art can make a difference. The engery of the volunteers and the creativity of the project I always find inspiring.