The Andariega Collective was founded by three Chicanas who originally met as graduate students within the Mexican American Studies Program at San José State University. Our graduate work inspired us to develop, provide, and engage in ongoing opportunities to discuss, debate, and reflect on shared experiences as women committed to community development. Out of that work emerged a framework grounded in the exploration of how women resist, challenge, and constantly navigate dominant discourses of gender and sexuality.
Moving forward as the Andariega Collective, we shift toward exploring and building on resiliency amongst our population to achieve our individual and collective potential as women.
Ana Lilia Soto
The Andariega Collective is fiscally sponsored by Next Door Solutions, which is organized as a nonprofit corporation, and operates under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is, therefore, exempt from federal and state income taxes, except as to unrelated business income. Contributions to the Andariega Collective are processed through Next Door and are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.