Awards & Recognition

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol has earned national recognition for our evidence-based model, receiving awards that include, Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network Use Your Life Award, Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award, Abyssinian Development Corporation’s Harlem Renaissance Award, and the Brown University inaugural Alumni Association Young Public Service Award.

Recently our Board of Directors was selected as one the five finalists, from through out New York City, for the Volunteer Consulting Group’s Brooke V. inaugural Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership. This past year we received awards for our work from The New York Women’s Foundation and The National Black Theater.

Robert W. Crawford Achievement Prize

The National Recreation Foundation, 2015

Commitment to Care Award

Emblem Health, 2013

Award for Youth Support Services

Emblem Health, 2013

Institution Builder Award

The National Black Theater, 2010

Neighborhood Leadership Award

The New York Women’s Foundation, 2010

Finalist, The Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership

VCG: Volunteer Consulting Group, 2010

Exemplary Advocacy Organization Award

New York State Education Department, 2008

Special Achievement Award

Union Square Awards, 2007

Leadership for a Changing World Award

Ford Foundation, 2005-2007

Catalog for Giving

Urban Hero Award, Member Organization, 2001-2005

Young Alumni Public Service Award

Brown University Alumni Association, 2003

Renaissance Award

Abyssinian Development Corporation, 2003

Use Your Life Award

Oprah’s Angel Network, 2001

Dance Theater of Harlem

Youth Council Award, 2001

Long Walk to Freedom Youth Activism Award

Community Works, 2001

Union Square Award

Fund for the City of New York, 2000

Innovation in Education Award

Oracle/NYIT, 1997


of BroSis alumni have graduated from high school or earned a GED

"What brought me to The Brotherhood Sister Sol is that this organization is attempting to find relevant solutions to the desperate situations facing our young people in the community. The services they provide are invaluable. They are a significant island in a vast sea."

Danny Glover


"I’ve stood on platforms around the world…many occasions that would be…auspicious, important. I have been anointed, I have been blessed and I have been admired, and I am now at my eighty-third year in life. I can honestly say with total recall, that no other event has ever meant this much to me as this evening, this very moment, in my public life."

Harry Belafonte

Artist & Humanitarian