About us

The Hercules Association is a non-governmental, non-profit, apolitical and non- religious organisation, founded in 1994 in the town of Costesti, Arges county, Romania.

Since 2004, the Hercules Association’s story overlaps with the story of its central project, the Hercules Day Center.

Along with the activities at the day center, the Hercules Association initiated and developed over time many projects for the benefit of the entire community: financial education and health education programs, projects dedicated to the victims of domestic violence, environmental education initiatives, scholarships for high school students.
Every year, the Hercules Association organizes at least one event in the community, dedicated to all the children in Costesti and the neighboring villages.

Due to community involvement (through parents, senior people, volunteers) and thanks to the support offered by Hercules to thousands of children and people in need, the Hercules Association became, in time, an important landmark in Costesti, a true heart of the community.

You can read more about the Costesti community here.

Read more about us and about our mission, vision and values.



  • Petruta Stanescu – Executive Director – Hercules Association; Founder of Hercules Center
  • Angelica Stoican – Social Worker
  • Sorin Ionel – Economist
  • Raluca Licaciu – Lawyer
  • Mirela Feruglio – PR and Communications Consultant