It is Heritage Works’ vision to promote youth and community development through cultural arts and traditions. This is done by starting with the children and ends up encompassing the entire family. I can truly say that Heritage Works fulfills its mission because my daughters and I have changed as well as benefited from the outpouring support and programs that take place within this organization. As a single parent, I belief in the old saying that “it takes a village to raise a child”. So, Heritage Works presents an avenue by which my children and I can grow and be apart of a group that continuously empowers the community in which it serves.
It has afforded my family an opportunity to be leaders within our community. I have had the privilege of sphere heading the volunteer efforts for the African World Festival as well as helped to develop a curriculum addressing cultural competency and presented trainings to local business and organizations on Heritage Works behalf. Also, my two older daughters have been blessed with internship for the summer. So, I encourage any and all to become involved with Heritage Works' so that it can grow and reach many more children and families in our community that will so greatly benefit from the opportunities that this wonderful organization offers.
Review from Guidestar
Heritage Works in Detroit, under the direction of Mama Rhonda green has effectively changed the lives of countless children. Heritage has been a poineer for the African cultural arts of drum & dance for the last ten years. Youth from the ages of five to 19 years have enjoyed quality instruction in the arts from some of the best known African Drum and Dance insteuctors world wide. The culmination of this instruction has produce top show quality productions and presentations for public entertanment and education. This is an organization that is truuly worthy of world wide recognition for planting the seed of Affrican cultural arts in the children of local Detroit and sending them out into the world to share with all. In the words of some of our children, who went from shy and afraid to speakup for themselves, to confident and polished, " you better stand up and recognise", because Heritage Works is truly deserving, of being recognized.