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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