MISSION OF HCI: ENHANCE QUALITY OF LIFE
Hindu Community Institute (HCI) is a California non-profit 501(c)(3) educational institution, located in Milpitas, CA 95035. HCI was founded in 2018 by SF Bay Area professionals to serve the community by integrating contemporary knowledge, technologies and Hindu wisdom.
HCI is committed to enhancing the quality of life through three distinct avenues,
1) Service-Learning (CHT Course): Help professionals learn to serve through the Counselor of Hindu Tradition (CHT) course. Trained CHT's serve through self-organized service network
2) Social Infrastructure (Online and Call-in system): Create a readily available, state-of-the-art system for guidance on Hindu wisdom tradition and the quality of life
3) Process Excellence (Field Operations Manual): Professionalize the delivery of community services through open-source processes and model collaboration between Hindu-Vedic and Interfaith service organizations
Rooted in the Hindu tradition of inclusiveness, HCI intends for its programs and services to be available to all people, regardless of their beliefs, origin or affiliation (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the universal family).
HCI programs and services are intended to complement those provided by traditional Hindu temples, Hindu/Vedic organizations as well as other service and interfaith organizations
GOVERNANCE & FUNDING
An active Board manages HCI, with each Director carrying functional and faculty responsibilities. The founding team provided the seed funding of HCI, with near-future plans for community fundraising for support and growth. HCI also utilizes the informal currency of Om Dollars to recognize and acknowledge the equivalent monetary value of volunteer contributions.
HCI is governed by an active Board of Directors with functional responsibilities. It is supported by volunteer leadership in counseling, public relations, and accounting.
RESIDENT, ADJUNCT AND VISITING FACULTY
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUPPORT