Education and Careers for America (EC4A) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that aims to provide educational equity to homeless individuals and those living below the poverty line
EC4A Founder and President, Harish Kotecha, fulfilled his own dreams of a good education and a successful career in this country, and from there was born the need to 'Serve Where You Live' (our motto) through education. All our work revolves around school-age kids and youth who are homeless, near homeless, below the poverty line, or low income--all with the shared dream of affordable education.
Headquartered in Austin, EC4A has strong outreach in Central Texas. Austin’s metro area is the country’s most economically segregated urban area based on income, education, and occupation. Most schools receiving an F ranking are located to the east of Interstate 35; these are the school districts we serve.
As we grew over the years, we also awarded vocational scholarships to students in Austin, Manor, and Round Rock. We soon expanded our program with the help of partner nonprofits providing wrap-around services to help community college students transform their lives. The colleges served to include Austin Community College, Houston Community College, Dallas Community College District, and Los Angeles Community College District. Our Atlanta, GA, chapter is gearing up to serve students in homeless situations there.
Hindu Charities for America/HC4A is doing business as EC4A is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on the mission to 'Bridge Income Disparities through Education' in the U.S.A.
EC4A has the Board of Directors for overall governance and direction; its National & Chapter Executive Committees manage operations
EC4A started out as a group of Indian Americans who wanted to pay it forward to their local communities through education.