The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) is proud to announce that this March we will break 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.
The hard and soft construction costs associated with the new building are approximately $12,000,000 and we have set a $15,000,000 target for the entire effort, inclusive of repaying our existing mortgage, creating a building systems replacement fund and an endowment. We have already secured over $12,300,000 in funding for this two-year development and construction effort.
We need your help today to reach our goal of $15,000,000
The architectural firm of Urban Architectural Initiatives has 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.
“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