The Brotherhood Sister Sol
Educational Programming, Training, Organizing for Social Change
Founded in 1995, The Brotherhood Sister Sol (BroSis) provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. BroSis 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. BroSis 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.
BroSis 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 (BroSis) 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 summer 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.
May 19 – Nov 24, 2021
10:30 am – 6:30 pm ET
Located at West 143rd Street & Amsterdam, at The Johnny Hartman Plaza
Our growing youth-run farmers’ market is managed by the young people in our Environmental Program. It runs every Wednesday until the end of November, providing over 30,000 pounds of fresh food to over 2,000 community residents in an area deemed a food desert.
This year, this is in addition to the over 100,000 meals we have provided during weekly food distributions to our youth and our Uptown/Bronx communities in response to the COVID-19 crisis.