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Ford College Community Challenge



The 2014 Ford College Community Challenge Winners: “Building Sustainable Communities”

The Details:
The Ford College Community Challenge is designed to empower student-led projects at higher education organizations to catalyze community-building projects that address pressing local needs around the theme “Building Sustainable Communities.” Participants are urged to think broadly and explore a variety of potential topics including infrastructure and workforce needs, education pipeline issues, design issues, new approaches to student volunteerism, etc.

The Challenge:
Students submitted a proposal for a student-led, community-building project for a opportunity to win a $25,000 grant. Ford Motor Company Fund choose 10 outstanding proposals and these winning schools or student organizations will receive a $25,000 grant to implement their projects.



Check Out the Finalists from the 2014 Ford College Community Challenge

Project School
Bridging the Gap: Sustainable Nutrition through Community Revitalization Fairmont State University
Brookview House Teen Center Project Wentworth Institute of Technology
Community Aquaponics System Kettering University
Grazing Our Way Back to Community Sustainability University of Georgia
Green Ride RVA Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business
Hybrid Power for Rural Community Capacity Building Purdue University
Improving Public Transit Accessibility through IT University of Washington
[sw]Lab NZE Prototype Lawrence Tech University
Lollo Tot Lot Ecological Design and Implementation University of Detroit Mercy
Pioneer Material Renewal Lawrence Tech University