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 September 19, 2019. Among those who joined were founder Harish Kotecha was joined with Los Angeles community members Deepak Alag, Govind & Saroj Kotecha and Priyanka Kumar. Also Present were LACCD Foundation Michael Powers Fuller, Mona Field, Jim Haney, Foundation Board Chair, Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, Los Angeles Community College District, Arthur Zavala, Paul L. Branks and Michael Fuller, Foundation Executive Director and others from LACCD. The insights, along with the guidance provided by several key attendees proved extremely valuable for the work of HC4A whose goal is to bridge income disparity through education by providing vocational scholarships to economically underprivileged students. Chancellor Franscisco Rodriquez pointed out that 53% of the students in LACCD report income below poverty line! As Harish Kotecha, the Founder of HC4A put it, “Having being displaced from Uganda by dictator Idi Amin, having education is what has helped me live the American Dream and HC4A is committed to give back to the community so that those living below poverty line can also prosper.”