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Ford Freedom Awards in Michigan Celebrate Black Female Achievement

The 20th Annual Ford Freedom Awards ceremony was recently held May 22nd at the Michigan Opera Theater in the Detroit Opera House. Collaborating with The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the Ford Freedom Awards honor individuals throughout history who have made a positive impact for the African-American community. This year’s theme, “Black Girl Magic,” in particular highlighted the legacy of female leaders and the growing achievements of emerging female activists and entrepreneurs.


The Ford Freedom Award was posthumously presented to honoree Dr. Dorothy Irene Height. Remarked by many - including former President Barack Obama - as the “godmother of…

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Ford Kicks Off Peanut Butter Drive


Whether it is our annual Holiday Meals on Wheels program for seniors in Detroit or investing nearly $1.5 billion in civic organizations around the world, The Ford Motor Company is constantly striving to further improve our local communities. In continuing our mission to ensure that no one is left unfed, the Ford Fund and Northwest Ford Dealers are teaming up once again for the fifth annual Ford Peanut Butter Drive.


The goal of the Ford Peanut Butter drive is to help food banks meet the heightened need for nutritious, kid-friendly meals during the summer months when school meal programs…

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Ford Sets GoRide Service Into Motion

In recent years, Ford has painted themselves as more than just an automotive manufacturer. Throughout the company’s history, Ford has always done more than just produce vehicles. However, the company has recently been increasing the services it offers. One of these new services is called GoRide.

Available to patients in the Beaumont Health Network in Southeast Michigan, GoRide is a non-emergency medical transportation service. When dealing with a health issue or injury, travelling to a doctor’s appointment can be very challenging. In some cases, it would be impossible for a patient to get themselves to a medical professional…

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Ford Promotes STEAM Power

As a company, Ford has a history of innovation. Starting with founder Henry Ford in early 1900s and continuing today with the release of its latest models, the American automaker’s well-deserved reputation as a leader in technology and engineering stands strong.

Hoping to encourage and inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators, Ford has recently awarded significant grants to three schools as a part of an ongoing initiative to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) education. To qualify, teams from each school submitted a proposal for a realistic plan to improve their local communities. The grant…

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