Luxetips Events! The Ford Motor Company Supports HBCUs With FORD HBCU Community Challenge Competition
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I love companies that support and give back! It is so luxe! The Ford Motor Company does a great job of giving back through various causes. One cause that Ford supports is fostering education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Supporting HBCUs is near and dear to my heart because I am a proud alumnus of a HBCU.
Ford sponsored a Ford HBCU Community Challenge Competition that required teams from several HBCUs to submit proposals to build a sustainable community. The teams presented their presentations at Ford headquarters last week and Huston-Tillotson University, located in Austin, Texas, was named winner of the Ford HBCU Community Challenge Competition. The student project, in partnership with Blackshear Elementary School, is focused on transforming a 33-square-foot dumpster into a fully functioning home complete with running water, toilet, shower, bed and solar-generated electricity. The project aims to promote living practices that encourage sustainability. Fabulous!
The winner took home the top prize of over $75,000 in scholarships, university and community grants.
Here is a pic of the winners!