At HC, our impact is two-fold. We seek to empower our local partners, as well as influence our international visitors.
Our local partners include our artisan partners and partner organizations. From engaging in our programming, our artisan partners gain self-confidence, increased income, new points of sale, and an international network. Similarly, our partner organizations benefit from donations, volunteers, and more awareness for their causes.
Our international visitors include both college students and travelers, in most cases from the US and Canada. For our students, outcomes of our programs include increased employability, cultural agility, and an understanding of social enterprise in Mexico. Travelers who participate in our day tours leave with a new appreciation of Mexico, its culture, and the entrepreneurship of its people.
Some of our impact, like the growth in confidence demonstrated by our artisan partners or the perspective gained by our visitors, simply cannot be put into numbers. The metrics on this page begin to tell the story of the change we are making.