The Heidelberg Arts Leadership Academy (HALA) is a free in-school or after-school arts education program designed to empower students in grades 4 through 12 with the tools they need to be active change agents in their community.
HALA's mission is to empower students through arts, cultural and academic enrichment, STEAM education and social justice projects that cultivate potential and inspire active leadership.
HALA officially launched its pilot phase in January 2018 in partnership with schools surrounding the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood, including Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, Southeastern High School, Marcus Garvey Academy and César Chavez Academy East. Through these partnerships HALA will reach more than 100 students through two consecutive 9-week in-school and after-school sessions. HALA course offerings between January and June 2018 will include: Art through Hip Hop, Writes of Passage, and Art Speaks: Mural Project.
See photos above from our inaugural Art Speaks: Mural Project field trip led by Viranel Cleard of the Detroit Mural Project.
Bus transportation for our Art Speaks: Mural Project field trip is sponsored by:
If you or someone you know is an educator in the Detroit area who is interested in partnering with our HALA program in 2018-19, contact Anya Dennis by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (313) 458-8414.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Keisa Davis by email at email@example.com or by phone at (313) 458-8414.