Early this fall, Ford announced the start of the second annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Community (HBCU) Challenge. This program challenged college students to find innovative ways to address community needs.
“The HBCU Community Challenge not only allows us to continue our efforts to give back to the African American community, but to do so in a way that encourages innovation and educational empowerment while directly supporting Historically Black Colleges & Universities,” said Pamela Alexander, director, Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund, in a statement.”
The HBCU Community Challenge winners are from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. They created a program that would help create in-home vegetable gardens in the West End Atlanta neighborhood to provide healthier meal options for families.
The winning team from Spelman will receive $75,000 in scholarships and grants to help implement their program. Each year, Ford Fund invests more than $8 million in scholarships and other educational initiatives to help create a brighter future for the next generation.
Here at Gurley Motors, we are proud to be a part of the Ford family and are excited to see what changes the next generation will bring to our world.