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: 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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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.

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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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5 people found this review helpful

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.

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

awesome. inspiring. generous. forward-thinking.

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

absolutely transform the City of Detroit and the lives of children. Art programs could be funded; children would be out of the streets. The unemployment rates would drop because Heidelberg would give people jobs.

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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6 people found this review helpful

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.

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

Fantastic!

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

Change more than just one small corner it could change the entire area!

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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