DERREKA + DANIELLE
Danielle and Derreka met on the campus of Prairie View A&M University during the Spring semester in 2006. The two met through the membership intake process for Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service sorority, by way of the Illustrious Zeta Iota Chapter. Their friendship and sisterhood grew over the years and they remained close through moves, career and life evolution.
In early 2019, Derreka approached Danielle with the idea of joining forces to start a subscription service specifically for HBCU students and alumni.Knowing that there was a true void in the market for their fellow HBCU alums, they decided that the answer was a curated box that catered to their needs. The two brainstormed and collaborated and My HBCU Box, LLC. was born.
My HBCU Box is more than just your typical subscription box service. As a company, our mission is to highlight and collaborate with other HBCU entrepreneurs, extend scholarships to current and future HBCU scholars. Our aim is to bring awareness to HBCU's rich history and showcase why they are still relevant and essential today.