About HRC

WHO WE ARE

Hazara Resource Center (HRC) supports and promotes education, empowerment, and environment related community programs. We take a holistic approach to understanding the needs of the community we work with. We empower the community by building partnerships with dedicated non-profit organizations working at the grassroots.  

WHAT WE DO

HRC has one of the most interesting and unique definitions of ‘community.’ In essence, we connect the community members —regardless of their current residency location, nationality, religious affiliation, gender, color, or ethnic origin— with their roots in their ancestral land. Our hope is that it gives members a unique sense of identity, an opportunity to share ideas and resources, and even help foster bonds of friendship between their immediate community and the ‘old’ community they still consider home.

OUR STORY

HRC was founded in 2004, and registered as a non-profit in the United States in 2014. The center came at a time when the peaceful Hazara community of nearly 700,000 living in Quetta were experiencing terrorism related violence in Pakistan designed to isolate and confine the community to two, five-mile radius, enclaves.

Throughout history, Hazaras have been, and still are, one of the most persecuted ethnicity on the face of this earth. We, as a community, believe in principles of non-discrimination. We hold humanity in highest regard. The world is our home and as citizens of the world, we want to share with, and learn from, our fellow citizens.