A Message From Our Founding Mothers

“In the 1994-1995 academic year, nine women, most of whom lived at Casa Magdalena Mora at UC Berkeley, were searching for an organization that uplifted and empowered women like ourselves.  A few of us explored other organizations and sororities but did not find the supportive environment we were searching for – a sisterhood that did not perpetuate hazing activities or activities that demean or embarrass women.  So, we decided to start our own.  The desire to give back and create something different was in each of us.  We forged a new path to create precisely the type of sisterhood that supports, uplifts and empowers Chicanas and Latinas and maintains as its philanthropy the ideal to promote higher education for future generations.” – Founding Mothers