Creating an "Innovation Ecosystem"
In June, the Ford Fund Community Impact Fellowship kicked off in partnership with HFLI.
The fellowship is a collaboration of 12 college students from the US, UK and Nigeria -- young innovators and entrepreneurs who are currently participating in Ford-branded programs -- coming together to create an "innovation ecosystem".
The vision? For these community leaders to connect with each other, connect with Ford and Ford Fund, share information, learn from each other, ask for help, and collaborate when feasible on projects and social enterprises so they can scale and sustain their efforts.
HFLI designed and is facilitating this Ford Social Innovation Studio initiative to empower leaders across the Blue Oval Network to achieve a more collective and transformational impact in communities where the fellows work and live.