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Ford Men of Courage
Cincinnati Barbershop Challenge

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Congratulations to the two finalists of the 2019 Men of Courage Cincinnati Barbershop Challenge!

 

RAZOR 1 KUTZ
Barbershop Owner: Donald Hudson
Their plan is to create a tutorial space for neighborhood kids using an underutilized area in the lower level of the building.
 

PRECISION BLENDZ BARBERSHOP, LLC.
Owners:
Tommy Mays
Michael Thomas, Jr.
The shop is over 10 years old and is looking to refresh the premises and use the funds to upgrade their customer experience.

The two finalists will compete in the Men of Courage Cincinnati Barbershop Challenge. One winning barbershop will receive a grant of $10,000. An additional $5,000 grant will be awarded to the barbershop applicant that proposes the most innovative community idea that includes partnership with a nonprofit group.

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In 2019, Ford will expand its Men of Courage programming to include a Barbershop Challenge.  The purpose of the Challenge is to provide even greater outreach into communities through partnerships with barbershops, a keystone of the African American community. The first Men of Courage Barbershop Challenge launched in Cincinnati on May 15, 2019 in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC).

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Timeline

Timeline
5/15/19Cincinnati Barbershop Challenge Launches (applications available on www.fgb.life)
7/5/19Last day to submit applications for barbershop competition
7/29/19Selection and announcement of the winning Cincinnati barbershops and community projects
8/17/19Cincinnati Barbershop Competition Begins
10/15/19Tacoma Barbershop Challenge Applications Open
11/18/19Tacoma Barbershop Challenge Applications Close
December Winner Announced for Cincinnati Barbershop Competition & Community Project