A Harlem based organization; The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) currently resides at 140 Hamilton Place at 143rd and Amsterdam, our transitional space for the next two years as our construction project is underway. On October 12, 2018, we bid farewell to our former space for nearly 20 years, a more than 100-year-old brick townhouse affectionately known by the community as ‘the brownstone’, and broke ground on our capital project: a new state of the art, 20,000 square foot facility.
This new space will allow us to expand on the critical support and services we offer to the 1000 members we serve – 350 youth at our Harlem site, and another 700 youth via our work in schools in Harlem and Queens. The new facility will more than double the number of youth directly impacted, and exponentially impact the lives of youth around the country. The project is managed by Gilbane Building Company and designed by Urban Architectural Initiatives.
We will continue to have access to and facilitate programs in the Green Thumb Frank White Community Garden. Our joint partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation names us as stewards of this urban greenspace -which is one of the most used public community gardens in New York City.
Through our Environmental Programming members participate in a broad range of learning activities and community organizing around urban food justice, sustainability, and gardening skills.