Foundation History

  • 1994: Founders meet while pursuing undergraduate degrees at UC Berkeley and create Hermanas Unidas de UC Berkeley.
  • 1999: Hermanas Unidas expands to another college campus for the first time and establishes at UC Santa Barbara.
  • 2000-2013: Hermanas Unidas grows to include 17 other college campuses throughout the State of California.
  • 2005: Hermanas Unidas incorporates as a 501 (C3) non-profit organization and votes in its first Executive Board.
  • 2008: Alumni Association is created.

Our Founders

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Zuleyka Heredia-Jinks                      Ricki R. Akiwenzie                              Erica Solorzano

Owner                                                   People Operations Associate              Teacher

A2Z Media Group                              Kapor Center for Social Impact        Los Angeles Unified School District



Amelia Schutz                               Bernadette Vargas