The 2012 Ford Fellows will visit Southeast Michigan June 17-18 as part of their three-week residency. They will meet with Ford leaders, visit the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy for a question-and-
“We are excited to host this amazing group of global leaders,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Our partnership with the 92nd Street Y gives us a unique opportunity to share insights and exchange ideas that can result in positive efforts to improve communities all over the world.”
In addition to their Detroit visit, the Fellows participate in a rigorous academic and community-based curriculum in New York City focused on nonprofit management, leadership and strategic thinking. So far 233 people from 58 countries have participated in the program.
About Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. For more than 60 years, Ford Motor Company Fund has operated with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. The award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through national programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps, more than 25,000 Ford employees and dealers work on projects each year that better their communities in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit www.community.ford.com.
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