Message from Our President

“Feliz Primavera” or Happy Spring 2017!  For HCAC it is special, as it is our 35th Anniversary of providing scholarships to deserving Hispanic/Latino youth in Alameda County. In our 35th year, our Mission and Vision statements are foremost and paramount now as they have been since they were first declared and set in writing. “Our Mission is to promote the value of education, cultural diversity, and community involvement. Our Vision is to invest in the higher education of future Hispanic/Latino leaders to build a strong community.”

Our accomplishments of awarding 60 Hispanic/Latino students a total of more than $77,000 in 2016 is now part of our past. Yet this major financial investment into the lives of 60 students could not have been completed without the generosity of our sponsors and the arduous efforts of our enthusiastic volunteers.  A huge round of applause to current and past HCAC Board Members as well as our honorable members of the HCAC Advisory Board for their continuous efforts. These supporters together blend their talents, expertise and financial resources to support higher education. With a college education, Hispanics/Latinos can help overcome the barriers and challenges that exist in our society today.  HCAC provides scholarship grant awards of $750 for students enrolled in a community college as well as $1,500 for those Hispanic/Latino youth attending a four-year college or university, and reside in Alameda County.

Our Annual Scholarship Luncheon for 2017 is scheduled for May 5th.  The Board of Directors have progressed forward even with several changes as saying farewell to long-term stalwart HCAC Board Members.  Changes in our economy have also impacted our funds financially, but our HCAC Board of Directors is determined to maintain our goal of awarding 60+ students in 2017.  Yet we could not reach our goal without the help of those who invested financially in 2016. As we have conducted interview to determine our awardees, the next step is to reach our financial goals.   We are also preparing to celebrate at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Newark-Fremont.  Again we are requesting continued support from our loyal members, sponsors, friends and volunteers.  If you are interested in assisting please contact any member of our HCAC Board of Directors.  We encourage you to attend our special luncheon.  You may purchase tickets on this website.

Angelina Reyes