Students leading the way


Ford College Community Challenge winners realize it’s not enough to have a good idea. C3 students collaborate with nonprofits, citizens and work together to tackle a sizable unmet community need.

For a decade, these projects have flourished to fulfill the “Building Sustainable Communities” objective. The 2017 U.S. C3 winners continue the tradition of Making Lives Better, utilizing shovels to drones, while mobilizing grassroots organizations to address pressing local needs.

Launched in 2008, the Ford College Community Challenge is designed to empower college students to inspire community-building projects addressing pressing local needs.


Medical Transportation Management System

Michigan Technological University

SWIP Team

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Community Health Center

Harvard University Students

Coahoma Mobile Education

Olin College of Engineering

Home Inc.Ubator

Carnegie Mellon University

A 21st Century Food System

University of Pittsburgh

Ocupação Anchieta Avança!

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor