The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
Educational Programming, Training, Organizing for Social Change
Founded in 1995, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. Bro/Sis offers wrap around evidence-based programming.
The organization focuses on issues such as leadership development and educational achievement, sexual responsibility, sexism and misogyny, political education and social justice, Pan-African and Latinx history, and global awareness. Bro/Sis provides four-six year rites of passage programming, thorough five day a week after school care, school and home counseling, summer camps, job training and employment, college preparation, community organizing training, and international study programs to Africa, the Caribbean and South America.
Bro/Sis is unique in that we are locally based, yet with a national reach as we are: an evidence-based program that serves young people from economically poor communities and are seen as a model for the nation; we organize and advocate for social change; and we publish curricula and educate and train educators across the nation on our model.
Our Theory of Change is to provide multi-layered support, guidance, education and love to our membership, to teach them to have self-discipline and form order in their lives, and then to offer opportunities and access so that they may develop agency.
We rely heavily on the generosity of individuals and organizations to sustain our innovative programming.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) is proud to announce that on October 12th, 2018 we broke ground on our new home. This 20,000 square foot capital project provides critical support to one of the leading citywide youth development organizations in New York City. This development allows for the creation of the necessary physical site for an organization that is being modeled across the country.
Completion is scheduled for the spring of 2021.
We have secured $18,300,000 in funding for this two-year $18,800,000 development and construction effort.
We need your help today to reach our goal of $18,800,000
The architectural firm of Urban Architectural Initiatives, designed the building and Gilbane Building Company, one of the largest privately held and family-owned construction companies in the field, is managing the project. Our government relations firm, one that has been critical to the success of this project, is Kasirer Consulting. The Board of Directors of Bro/Sis is deeply committed to this expansion and their advice and leadership has been critical to the success of the effort.
#BroSisRising: A Community Celebration
Thursday, April 8, 2021
7:00 pm EDT
Join us for our online fundraiser to celebrate our work over the past year, the rise of our new home, and our milestone anniversary – 25 years of working with young people to build the future they want to see.
We are pleased to announce that #BroSisRising will feature conversations with U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, who will receive The Ella Baker & César Chávez Award for Positive Community Development, and artist, activist, and former honoree Rosario Dawson, about youth organizing, voting, and social justice.