The Brotherhood/Sister is pleased to announce the future creation of the state of the art, model, out-of-school-time building and home for our young people. This 23,000 square foot capital project provides critical support to one of the leading citywide youth development organizations in New York City – which provides services for youth from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. This capital project will allow for the creation of the necessary physical site for an organization that is being modeled across the country. It will increase our space for direct service and education of our children, a floor dedicated to training the field, and increased space to support our policy and organizing work. This is a shovel ready, green development project with a feasibility analysis completed by the Jonathan Rose Companies (JRC) and architectural schematics created by Urban Architectural Initiatives.
“The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is one of the most unique youth development organizations in the country. I know their work well and they teach young people to become social change makers, activist/artists and to succeed in life. Their work is transformational and their new building in Harlem will allow for the further development of an essential organization that works every day for equity, equality and opportunity.It will represent the solidifying of an institution.”
– Harry Belafonte
“The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is one of the best youth development organizations in New York City. From the top leadership to the front line-staff, the quality of their work with young people is second to none. I have participated in youth greenmarkets, summer camp programs, and celebratory gatherings in their garden, but I know that the young people also travel all over the world with Bro/Sis, and that when they go to college, they will be prepared both for their studies and for campus life. Bro/Sis is an organization where innovative ideas are realized with distinction, and I’m excited to see what they’ll be able to do with the new green building they have planned. I fully support their efforts to build this model out-of-school-time facility in Harlem.”
– Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer