The Ford Institute exists to provide a bridge between the classroom and the real world community service opportunities. We support the development of leadership skills, foster a commitment to community involvement, and encourage participation in public policy. For thirty years, the Institute has helped Albion's finest students contribute to their communities – here in Albion, back at home, and across the world. We encourage a lifetime of service, regardless of your field of study.
Service in Albion
Pictured are students helping with community initiatives during Albion's annual Festival of the Forks and Get the Scoop on Albion, an annual event with local leaders.
In the State
(left) Students preparing meals for a mens-only cooking expo to raise money for "The Citizens to Beautify Albion." (right) Abigail Walls, '12, turning old tires into door mats at Cass Community Social Services in Detroit's Cass Corridor.
Across the Country
Pictured is Ken Mazur, '10, spending his spring break on Service Trip Appalachia.
Around the World
Left is Caitlin Furhman, '10, who spent winter break 2008 at an orphanage in Ghana. In the middle at right, Matt Baciak, '09, during a service trip to Poland to clear brush in a Jewish Cemetary forgotten by the Holocaust.