Spelman College Wins Second HBCU Community Challenge

FordFord has announced the winner of its second HBCU Community Challenge (Historically Black Colleges & Universities), and the victor is Spelman College. In this challenge, Ford wanted college students to create innovative projects that addressed 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 Atlanta-based Spelman College group won $75,000 in scholarships and grants to help implement their project, which is geared towards helping families in the West End Atlanta neighborhood grow in-home vegetable gardens to create healthier meal options.

Spelman College was chosen from among three finalists, including Florida A&M Univeristy and Bethune-Cookman University.

In addition to the HBCU Community Challenge, Ford has invested more than $8 million this year in scholarships and other educational programs.

Here at Packey Webb Ford, we are proud to see Ford investing so much time, effort, and money into the next generation.