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Mission Statement

Heritage Works promotes youth and community development through cultural traditions, arts and education.

Description

Heritage Works embraces the ancestral and cultural traditions of Detroit residents. We celebrate the beauty and humanity of African people and world cultures through music, movement, adornment, and folklore. We have provided the metro Detroit community with authentic cultural arts education and presentations since its founding in 2000.

At Heritage Works, we believe that cultural traditions provide rich resources for promoting understanding, as well as personal and artistic excellence. Our mission is to promote youth and community development through cultural arts and traditions. We accomplish our mission through two major programs: Youth Works and Community Works.

Heritage Works has the following goals and objectives:

  • To promote the well-being of youth and families, preparing them through understanding, physical health and excellence for an increasingly international and competitive world.

  • To strengthen communities, tradition bearers, and professional and recreational artists through training, performance opportunities, and the illumination and presentation of diverse art forms and traditions.

  • To develop a strong, stable and sustainable organization that contributes to the cultural richness and vitality of Metro Detroit.

  • To widen the canon of arts so that what is thought of as "fine arts" includes the expressive traditions of many cultures.

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