Mi Pueblo was established as the Carolina Hispanic Association (often shortened to CHispA) and was the earliest student organization for Latino/a students at UNC—Chapel Hill. Founded in 1990, the group brought together students for social events and support. Early programs included Latin American dance classes and performances and invited lectures. With the rapid growth of the number of Latinx students at Carolina in the 1990s and 2000s, CHispA expanded to include several subgroups. By then it was one of many student organizations created by and for Latinx students. In 2018 members of the group voted to change the organization's name to Mi Pueblo.