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Located in Detroit, Covenant Organs is currently in its 30th year of business. Rick Helderop started the company in 1988 after completing his Master's Degree in Organ Performance at the University of Michigan where as a student he spent time working at the school servicing its many practice organs, the Fisk organ and Hill Auditorium's famous Frieze Memorial organ. Upon graduating, Rick spent the next few years apprenticing with technicians and organ builders from all around the country, eventually leading to the formation of his own company, Richard Helderop and Associates.

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Eye On Detroit - Covenant OrgansLocated in Detroit, Covenant Organs is currently in its 30th year of business. Rick Helderop started the company in 1988 after completing his Master's Degree in Organ Performance at the University of Michigan where as a student he spent time working at the school servicing its many practice organs, the Fisk organ and Hill Auditorium's famous Frieze Memorial organ. Upon graduating, Rick spent the next few years apprenticing with technicians and organ builders from all around the country, eventually leading to the formation of his own company, Richard Helderop and Associates.
Eye On Detroit - Sound The SirenSound the Siren event to Extinguish Human Trafficking in Southeastern Michigan.
Eye On Detroit - City of Southfield Celebrates Black History MonthThe City of Southfield celebrates Black History Month with the Black History 101 Mobile Museum.
Eye On Detroit - Oakland University FencingParafencing, or fencing while using a wheelchair, is the first accessible club sport at Oakland University.
Eye On Detroit - The Quilting SeasonThe Quilting Season is a hub for creating and donating pillowcases to the Children's ward at Mott's Hospital.
Eye On Detroit - Expedition SoapsWe use our business as a platform to help support autism awareness & acceptance in a few different ways by giving our time, treasure, & talents to share Spencer's journey from autism to entrepreneurship, while being an inspiration to the autism community.
Eye On Detroit - Bags to ButterfliesBags to Butterflies was founded by Michelle Smart in 2015. We are a Detroit-based social enterprise that reaches out to women re-entering the community from prison. Our primary mission is to provide formerly incarcerated women with transitional employment and training opportunities to help reduce and or eliminate their recidivism.
Eye On Detroit - Brilliant DetroitToday 60 percent of Detroit children under five live in poverty with the majority of kids not ready for kindergarten. By third grade only 14 percent read at grade level. Added to this is the fact that 30,000 of the city’s kids have zero learning and care options in their near future. We must and can do better. Brilliant Detroit was created to coordinate and connect what works for families and kids in one centrally located, welcoming place. Together with over 50 partners, families and kids choose what they need to be school ready, healthy and stable. We provide the love, safety and opportunities for growth.
Eye On Detroit - Blind ArtistBlind Artist Brendan Patrick from Ferndale Michigan.
Eye On Detroit - The Detroit Writing RoomOpened in June 2019, The Detroit Writing Room is a cozy co-working space in the heart of Detroit for people to work, write and create. While the business community is thriving in Detroit, so is the literary and arts community. The Detroit Writing Room offers a space for entrepreneurs and creatives to benefit from each other’s talents and develop relationships that further uplift the city during this renaissance.
Eye On Detroit - Sound Mind Sound BodyIn 2004, the Sound Mind Sound Body (SMSB) Football Academy was created to increase the number football student-athletes graduating high school and earning college scholarships in the Metro Detroit community. During this time a significant number of under-served students were not obtaining scholarships due to various factors including but not limited to: lack of exposure, poor grades and bad character. Sound Mind Sound Body developed a unique curriculum that combined academics, athletics and life skills. The SMSB curriculum would be delivered by national instructors, motivational speakers, college and NFL coaches along with community mentors. This formula would make Sound Mind Sound Body the top Football academy in America! Since 2004, over 13,000 students have become SMSB certified. Over 10,000 of these students have graduated high school while 1,000 SMSB certified student-athletes have earned college scholarships. In 2007, the program expanded to Washington D.C. along with Tulsa, Oklahoma and Tampa, Florida. In 2016 the program will be held in six cities- Detroit, Washington D.C., Tampa, Houston, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit Moblle LibraryTwo days a week, the Mobile Library will continue its visits to schools, including ones that have lost full-service libraries due to budget cuts. For some kids, it’s their first exposure to the public library, and schools are allowed to keep rotating collections of 25 books on loan.
Eye On Detroit - Plum HealthDirect Primary Care allows you to have a direct relationship with your doctor. For the equivalent of a monthly cell phone bill, you can receive direct, primary health care services that are tailored to your individual needs. From your annual check-up to urgent care needs to general questions about staying healthy, Direct Primary Care offers you access to care across a spectrum of needs.
Eye On Detroit - The Great DecorateEach tree is paired with one local teenager in need who is about to age out of the foster care system and will soon be on his or her own without the support of a family. We want to help. Our staff teams are competing to raise money for these children through donations on GoFundMe.com. All funds raised through The Great Decorate will be donated directly to the teens to aid in their transition to adulthood.
Eye On Detroit - Madrigal ChoraleMadrigal Chorale - Concert December 14, 2019 at 7pm in Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - Centria Superhero Autism Activity DaySuperhero's visit children at the Centria Superhero Autism Activity Day.
Eye On Detroit - Madrigal ChoraleFor more than a century, Madrigal Chorale (MC) has served the community and enriched the cultural climate of Southeast Michigan. MC, termed “one of metro Detroit’s artistic jewels,” is comprised of approximately forty men and women, all competitively auditioned, who share an unequaled commitment to excellence in vocal music performance. They continue to come from all walks of life; their common bond is love of music.
Eye On Detroit - Develop DetroitThe imagine, design and build beautiful housing. They create mixed-income communities and single-family homes across Detroit – for the full range of Detroiters. Their work is an integrated approach to stabilizing and growing neighborhoods decimated by the recent housing crisis.
Eye On Detroit - Paint Detroit with GenerosityMint Artists Guild fills a hole in the Detroit arts and nonprofit scene, which has many youth organizations focused on dance, music, theater and writing. Until now, none concentrated on visual and digital arts, or on creative career paths.
Eye On Detroit - Motown SoupMotown Soup is a 501 (c) (3) based in Utica, Michigan, who is comprised of volunteers who produce delicious soup and food mixes in a State Dept. of Agriculture licensed kitchen. With being a 100% volunteer organization, ALL profits are donated to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food banks, and free clinics. Know that as you are enjoying our mixes you are helping someone in need get a warm meal and shelter.
Eye On Detroit - Diary of a GenerationThe Henry Ford recently hosted History Speaks — Diary of a Generation From the veterans who served in World War II to the supporters on the home front, find out how a generation faced living in a world at war during the Michigan premiere of this independent documentary
Eye On Detroit - The Parade CompanyEver wonder what it takes to put on the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit? We take a behind-the-scenes tour at the Parade Company.
Eye On Detroit - SpaceLab DetroitSpaceLab Detroit is a professionally-designed, dynamic coworking space in downtown Detroit. Only two blocks from Cobo Center, your workspace will be in the heart of downtown’s resurgence and development activity. They offer all of the services and amenities that Architects, Designers, Engineers, Contractors, Real Estate Professionals, Artists and other professionals require in an office.
Eye On Detroit - Focus Hope Sneakers and SpeakersFocus Hope Sneakers and Speakers hosts leaders in the technology industry as they speak on matters regarding diversity and inclusion, those with disabilities in the tech industry, community impact, and the future of technology.

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