Founder, Executive Director
The founder and Executive Director of Sol Collective, Estella Sanchez is an artist, activist, educator, and organizer. With an MA in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Estella Sanchez has dedicated her life to empowering communities using the arts to cultivate the next generation of leaders both locally and globally. Over the past ten years Sol Collective has served as a multicultural hub for Northern California and beyond working to support and cultivate artists, creative businesses, community groups, and arts programming. An innovative co-op model that has inspired centers from Sonoma to Staten Island, Sanchez has received numerous leadership awards (local and national) and the Sol Collective has been recognized by the California State Assembly and California Senate as well as the Sacramento City Council for their work to create space to provide relevant, community driven arts and cultural programming.