The Ford Motor Company has initiated a program to enhance the neighborhoods in Detroit. Ford is providing $10 million dollars for this cause in an effort to build stronger communities, support education and summer job programs, fund youth recreation and summer camps, and build a community center. This program is being called Operation Brighter Future – Detroit.
The new Ford Resource and Engagement Center in Detroit in considered the main focus of this operation. A previously unused building in southwest Detroit is being renovated and will offer job and cultural training programs as well as several other community service programs. Ford is also funding several youth athletic and art programs to be made available at the Patton Recreation Center in Southwest Detroit.
This operation will also include donations to the Public Safety Foundation of two Ford F-Series that will be made into ambulances, funding for Detroit Youth Employment program that provides work experience and training for Detroit’s youth, and support to Greening Detroit by building new community parks.
“The Operation Brighter Future – Detroit initiative supports Ford’s work to build a better world,” said Ford Motor Company’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Fields. “We are excited to contribute this $10 million investment toward services and support that will empower families and strengthen the community.”
Friendly Ford is pleased by the Ford Motor Company’s efforts to build stronger communities and improve the lives of America’s youth.