The Hantz Foundation

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What we do

The Hantz Foundation was established in 2011 as Goals and Giving, Inc., a non-profit with the mission to raise interest in soccer among Detroit youths.

However, the name was changed to the Hantz Foundation in 2012 to reflect our focus on improving one square mile on the East Side of Detroit, commonly referred to as the Hantz Woodlands.

The Hantz Foundation focuses it's commitment within the square mile on education and beautification of the neighborhood and those residents who have continued to reside there. We have grown a great deal since inception, but we maintain our commitment to Detroit and continuing to help everyone in this community rise together.

Where we work

Rather than look at challenges on a national or global level we identify challenges in our own neighborhood. We work to affect change in our own backyard, and then look to scale solutions to reach a larger target.

Specifically, the phrase "our backyard" refers to one square mile on the east side of Detroit known as the Hantz Woodlands. The Hantz Woodlands area can be found from Mack to Jefferson and Van Dyke to St. Jean.

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The Hantz Foundation has partnered with the Detroit Creativity Project to empower and inspire the students at Southeastern High School through improvisation.

The Detroit Creativity Project offers free training in improvisational theater to Detroit middle and high school students. Students build confidence and develop a creative and collaborative approach to their lives through improv.

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The Hantz Foundation has joined forces with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in order to add some extra support to Southeastern High School students and their families.

The addition of a Pathways to Potential Success Coach within the school allows an opportunity to help break down barriers and deliver services as needed.

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The Hantz Foundation and Hantz Woodlands present Entrepreneurship Through Agriculture Program for the students of Southeastern High School.

Students will learn the basics of entrepreneurship in the classroom and through agriculture. The students will apply their entrepreneurial learning while simultaneously working with Hantz Woodlands in order to identify the best ways to utilize green space in order to create and go to market with a product to sell.

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