Alicia Jimenez Collection

Alicia Jimenez, pioneer of the Hearts & Hands organization, began serving the San Ysidro community in the 1990’s. Her vision extended to community activism that has included cleaning up the streets of San Ysidro when public services ceased for some reason, feeding the homeless (and accepting donations of shoes from Nike), fighting to make sure the historic San Ysidro Public Library was not moved into a mall and working to pass Proposition C, the largest school bond in the history of California.