Enactus is proud to partner with the Ford Motor Company Fund to bring Cycle Three of the Ford C3 Building Sustainable Communities Project Partnership to Brazil, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa and United Kingdom Enactus teams.
These teams are challenged to use entrepreneurial action to find innovative, creative and unique ways to address an urgent, unmet social need or problem in the local community, empowering the community to become a more sustainable place to work and live.
About Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. For more than 60 years, Ford Motor Company Fund has operated with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. The award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps, 25,000 Ford employees and dealers work on projects each year that better their communities in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.community.ford.com.
Through the Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3), Ford Motor Company Fund supports colleges and universities to work with students in designing and developing tangible community projects that address critical local needs, which help the community become a more sustainable place to work and live. Ford C3 is designed to empower students to make difference in the world, bringing their unique perspective on what it takes to be a sustainable community.
The purpose of Ford C3 is to challenge colleges and universities to partner with their local communities to design innovative, student-led projects that address critical community needs. The overarching theme of the Ford C3 is “Building Sustainable Communities.”
For more information about Ford C3, visit the Ford C3 webpage.
Selected teams will be awarded grant money to empower communities through their Ford C3 Building Sustainable Communities projects. See your Country page for the number of awards and grant amounts available.
Enactus teams’ Ford C3 Building Sustainable Communities Project Partnership projects will include the following elements:
- Create an Innovative Approach to “Building Sustainable Communities”
- Involve Students in a Leadership Role
- Address an Urgent and Unmet Community Need in a Tangible Way
- Involve a Community-Based Organization as a Partner
- Involve the School of Business, Engineering, or Design in Some Way
- Generate and Document Measurable Outputs and Outcomes to Demonstrate How the Project Improves Livelihoods