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Philanthropy

At HCES, we take pride in giving back to the communities that poured into us. Our headquarter city, Atlanta, Georgia, has provided more opportunities than we could have ever imagined to thrive, support other organizations, and partner with other businesses. Without our CEO's hometown, Bainbridge, Georgia, and all who raised him, we would not be operative. Tallahassee, Florida, is the home of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, alma mater of our current full-time team. While these cities have received the bulk of our time and financial efforts, we have demonstrated excellence with caring across several other southern cities.

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Events and Donations

Below is a summary of our philanthropic endeavors and collaborations since inception in 2021. This list is not exhaustive, as we have also contributed to several political campaigns with platforms intended to advance the health and well-being of its locale's citizens, as well as volunteered to host events, participated as panel experts, podcast guests, and much more!

June & August 2023
Friends of FAM, Inc.,
Be Out Day Atlanta Events Sponsor

HCES was a significant sponsor of the 2023 Be Out Day Atlanta events, hosted by Friends of FAM. These family-friendly events bringing in Rattlers from around the country, all in an effort to raise scholarships for deserving students. Our contributions will support the scholarship gala, scholarship recipient brunch, and Be Out Day Atlanta. For the scholarship gala, we have partnered with Lyft to provide free rides to and from the event, as this is an adult-only, open bar festivity. At Be Out Day Atlanta, HCES will promote the prevention of heat-related illnesses by having several "cooling stations" throughout the outdoor event that offer water, fans, popsicles, and liquid IV.

May 2023
Emerging 100 of Atlanta, Emerging Leaders Scholarship Gala Sponsor

Dr. Bruce James II has been a member of the Emerging 100 (E100) of Atlanta since 2019. The E100 highlights the importance of education, scholarship, and community investment by awarding 35 deserving high school and college students from the Atlanta Public Schools System and local metro-Atlanta campuses with approximately $320,000 in scholarships. Our scholar is Hunter Smith (pictured above with Drs. Bruce and Brittny James) and he will be attending the University of Miami in the fall. 

March & April 2023
Community Health Fair Presence

HCES was called upon to be a community vendor at the Florida A&M University health fair. The theme was "To Serve the Underserved" and our communications specialist, Ms. Amberly Williams proudly represented the organization at this event. In April, she also hosted our presence at Florida State University's Public Health Professions Conference.

This scholarship honors Liz Crowley, a long-time educator in Waterloo, Iowa. She served as the first principal at the Dr. Walter Cunningham School for Excellence and molded a positive and enthusiastic staff as she initiated innovative practices including a year-round calendar, same sex classrooms, enhanced parent commitment, and she implemented the first Waterloo "Leader In Me program." The late Mrs. Crowley was the mother of one of Dr. Brittny James' Spelman College scholars.

February 2023
Contract Chasing

HCES was founded by and is fully staffed by proud alumni of The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Institute of Public Health at Florida A&M University. On February 4, 2023, HCES conducted its first student-oriented symposium titled "Contract Chasing," which brought seasoned professionals and businesses to the highest of 7 hills to assist students with gaining access to the workforce through contract experience. Entailing a panel discussion, breakout sessions and a tabling session, the workshop curated a space to discuss consulting services and contractual work, as well as highlighted alternative employment opportunities to assist scholars with their transition to early career professionals.⁠

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December 2022
"A Holiday of Hope"
3rd Annual Indelible Gives

“A Holiday of Hope” provided the Ft. Myers community with a day of hope following the devastation of Hurricane Ian. This free event supported over 2,815 families, served over 3,200 meals, donated over 2,000 toys, free clothing thanks to Walmart and other donors, and a concert featuring Anthony Hamilton and Tamela Mann. There were bounce houses, free haircuts, boxed meals, health screenings, and a visit from Santa and his elves, all to spread holiday cheer and celebrate the spirit of giving.

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December 2022
Dr. Bruce A. James II Reading Scholarship

The goal of the Dr. Bruce A. James II Reading scholarship was to motivate Bainbridge Middle School scholars to read more in an effort to close the reading gap. The scholarship supported one educator’s novel unit and provided her class with the books and an outing to District 850 for scholars who excelled in the unit.

October 2022
City of Atlanta Department of Public Works
Adopt-A-Spot

During our inaugural company retreat, HCES employees completed the two required clean-up efforts to formally "adopt" an intersection in the historic Bankhead community. The intersection of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Northside Drive is in the heart of HCES' service area and we look forward to keeping Atlanta beautiful.

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October 2022
Tiffany Parker Porter 5K Walk/Run

The inaugural Tiffany Parker Porter 5K Walk/Run was held to commemorate the life of the first Black Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner, Tiffany Parker Porter, Esq. Attorney Porter was a revered sorority sister of HCES Co-Founder and COO, Dr. Brittny James. Donations went to the Tiffany Parker Porter Scholarship Fund.

December 2021
"Miracle on 27th Street"
2nd Annual Dinner and Toy Giveaway

HCES hosted the health fair portion of "Miracle on 27th Street" in the Newtown community of Sarasota, Florida. In addition to the health fair, the free event provided over $50,000 in free toys and clothes for children of various ages, $25 Publix gift cards, local food vendors, and a concert featuring Musiq Soulchild and others.

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