HCC is continuing to protect our community by teaching, learning, and working remotely – and we've still got your back. Visit hcc.edu/remote for support and resources.

Together HCC: A Campaign for Caring

#TogetherHCC enables us to come together during a time like no other. Lift each other up. Offer encouragement. Share kindness. Give hope. And provide support that will change our students’ lives.

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The world may require us to be distant right now. But as colleagues, classmates, alumni and friends, we can still be #TogetherHCC.

Join the #TogetherHCC movement and provide support and encouragement for each other and today's students – who are also employees, parents, caregivers, friends, and humans – facing unprecedented times and still striving to further their education. Learning remotely isn't what our students expected. And many of them think of HCC as their "home." This change was abrupt, and at times, it will be hard. Let them know you are here for them, that you care, and that it's going to be okay.

ways to to be #TogetherHCC

Did you witness or receive an act of kindness? Does a colleague, professor, or classmate deserve props? Or send words of encouragement and support!

  • Use the hashtag #TogetherHCC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share messages and images of encouragement for our HCC community
  • Use the Google Form here or email jphillips@hcc.edu. We will share your messages!
  • Make a gift to the President's Student Emergency Fund or our Thrive Center and Food Pantry. No student should see their semester derailed because of circumstances outside their control.

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Like so many members of our community, region, and world, HCC students are being impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. Business closures, unavailable childcare, and limited access to internet and technology are just a few of the barriers we can help them overcome – together. 

The President's Student Emergency Fund addresses our students' most pressing needs like sudden loss of housing, medical emergencies or mental health crises, temporary loss of income, and much more.

The Thrive Center & Food Pantry provide help to students who are experiencing food or housing insecurity. It's also a place that offers assistance with financial management and benefits that provide a solid footing for our students.

A CHALLENGE FROM PRESIDENT ROYAL: LET'S BE #TOGETHERHCC

Over the past few weeks, HCC President Christina Royal has heard from faculty, staff, alumni and friends expressing concern for our students and a desire to help. Her response? A gift of $10,000 when 1,000 of you join the movement – in any way you choose.

Send a message, make a gift, or both! When 1,000 of you do, President Christina Royal will make a gift of $10,000 in support of our amazing students. Let's be there for HCC students and our community. Together.

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Be Inspired & Inspire Others

Use #TogetherHCC when sharing stories of the ways HCC alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends make a difference.

And read some of the stories we're sharing from the #TogetherHCC archives and from posts we have been receiving this week. 

Need inspiration for your own posts? Access our social media toolkit.

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Julie Phillips

Coordinator of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

Institutional Advancement

Donahue 170

413.552.2253 (Tel)