A truly sustainable organization takes an active role in the larger community. So, the Ford College Community Challenge, of the Ford Motor Company Fund, invites students worldwide to partner with organizations in their communities to design innovative projects, addressing critical needs of their population.

Nine years of “Building Sustainable Communities” stateside is evident with results ranging from community gardens to sustainable transportation to park improvements to aquaponics.

The Ford UK C3 launched in 2016, on the heels of the China and Brazil projects of 2015-16. These students are empowered to bringing their unique perspective to improve the quality of life among their families and neighborhoods around the world.

Through the 2017 U.S. C3 project winners and Historically Black Colleges & Universities C3 program, Ford continues supporting college and university students, who with communities, are designing and developing solutions to solve vital issues ranging from education to safety to mobility. These partnering communities are becoming sustainable places in which to work and live.