DETROIT, April 26, 2013 – The College for Creative Studies (CCS) announced today that the Ford Motor Co. Fund will donate $1 million over five years, strengthening its commitment to one of the world’s leading art and design colleges and providing educational opportunities to Detroit youth.
The funds are being used to establish the Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies (HFA: SCS) College and Career Transitions Office at CCS, as well as start a Ford Blue Oval Scholarship fund at CCS for graduates of HFA: SCS to attend CCS.
HFA: SCS is the public charter middle and high school created as a partnership between CCS and Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI), with generous support from the Bob and Ellen Thompson Educational Foundation. HFA: SCS, which is located inside the CCS A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, will graduate its first high school senior class this year.
“These two unique institutions in downtown Detroit share a commitment to the education of promising students for a vibrant creative economy future,” said Jim Farley, executive vice president, Ford Global Marketing and Sales and Lincoln, and a member of the CCS Board of Trustees. “Ford Fund’s assistance will maximize their impact and support for a population that is traditionally underrepresented in art and design professions.”
“We are delighted with Ford Fund’s generous gift which provides the resources to work more closely with Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies,” said Richard L. Rogers, president of the College for Creative Studies. “I look forward to welcoming new HFA: SCS graduates to CCS next year as part of our mission to bolster the creative economy in Detroit.”
This article is press release from the College for Creative Studies.