What problem is HC4A trying to solve?

  • Over 2.5 million children and 40 million Americans are affected by poverty and homelessness
  • Education is the tool that will empower these people to also live and pursue the American dream

How does HC4A make an impact?

HC4A’s mission is to Bridge Income Disparity Through Education in the spirit of “Serve where you Live”. Founded in 2010, HC4A, helps all economically disadvantaged students by donating school supplies and providing vocational scholarships.

HC4A is 100% run by volunteers and 100% of proceeds from your donations are used to provide scholarships and school supplies. We serve our local community, and all monies collected are distributed locally.

HC4A is operating nationally with chapters in Texas and California.

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  • Latest News
    29 Jun 2020
    Age 5 to 7 1st place – Parth Thakkar Essay topic: What do you miss most about school? Essay:  School,is the word which sounds like melodious jingle bell sound to my ear.I was...
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  • Latest News
    20 Feb 2020
    Left to right: Josh Ruiz, Vignesh Shanker (HC4a Dallas Foundation Board (FB)), Arun Kumar Ponnusamy (HC4A Dallas FB), Harish Kotecha (HC4A Founder, Austin), Karthik Pichai (HC4A Dallas lead), Praveen Chintha...
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  • Latest News
    28 Sep 2019
    Manor Board of Trustees recognized HC4A and the Austin area Jewish community for the donation of school supplies to 500 Manor students at their resource fair on August 13, 2019....
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  • Latest News
    28 Sep 2019
    A scholarship award of $5,000 was made to Los Angeles Community College District. The HC4A Los Angeles launch event was held at Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) offices on...
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  • Latest News
    29 Aug 2019
    On August 7th, at the Houston Community College Foundation Board of Trustees meeting, HC4A Houston was recognized for $10,000 award for 10 $1,000 Scholarships! This was the fist award since...
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Support The Students


School Supplies – Based on data from Texas Homeless Education Office, we identify the schools with homeless children needing most help. We then provide them the school supplies that they distribute to the students. We have provided school supplies to Austin, Manor, Del Valle ISDs and many other smaller organizations that are connected directly to homeless students.

Vocational Training Scholarships – We provide broad guidelines to the institutions and entrust them to select students. The key points in the Guidelines are: The student must be living below federally defined guidelines. The main organizations receiving the scholarships are community colleges, organizations that help take head of household and help them until they find a job, schools with graduating high school students and some other organizations who work with students experiencing economic hardship.

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Harish Kotecha

The Award – Community Appreciation

In 2017, US President Donald Trump honored founder Harish Kotecha President’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”. The award reads “With grateful President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for their lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service.”

Guidestar Seal

This organization is a platinum-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.