Earlier this fall, Ford announced the second annual Historically Black Colleges & University (HBCU) Community Challenge. This program dared students to create innovative community programs that would make a substantial impact and address community needs.
The project from Spelman College was recently announced as the Ford HBCU Community Challenge winner. Those students designed a program that would help West End Atlanta (where Spelman is located) families grow in-home vegetable gardens to create healthier meal options.
“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.
Now, the Spelman College student team will receive $75,000 in scholarships and grants to help implement their program.
Here at Hassett Automotive, we want to congratulate these students on winning this challenge and promoting a brighter future.