At Ford, our community engagement has a legacy of celebrating the achievements of the African American community. Ford Goes Further in OUR Community all year round. 

Man of Change

Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.

Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.  Visitors will be immersed in the narrative of our nation through the stories of revolutionary, iconic African American men. Created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Men of Change is made possible through the support of Ford Motor Company Fund. 

Men of Courage Barbershop Challenge:

The first Barbershop Challenge kicked-off in Cincinnati in August 2019 and Tacoma in October 2019 bringing innovative programs and engagement to both regions.  The next Men of Courage Barbershop Challenge launched in Los Angeles on February 7, 2020 in partnership with the California African American Museum! 

Our Voices: Our Stories:

Trailer: Our Voices: Our Stories - A documentary that explores the inspirational legacy of Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson and Lt. Col. Harry Stewart. Take a look as they share stories.

HBC-You Mobility Challenge:

The 2020 HBC-You Mobility Challenge is now open! The challenge invites HBC-You students, faculty and staff to create innovative, student-led projects that address critical campus or community needs surrounding the theme of Making Lives Better: Changing the Way We Move Through Smart Mobility. Click here for details and to enter.


FGB Awards:

The 2020 FGB Freedom Award is now closed. Finalists will be announced in Summer 2020.

Whats - Ford 1st

Ford First Gen:

Ford First Gen at Spelman College is a first-of-its-kind program designed to help improve college completion rates among first-generation students.