Organizing

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) has been centrally involved in campaigns to fix P.S. 186, reform Stop  & Frisk, #CLOSErikers, pass the MRTA, and increase student support staff via the 20/20 campaign.  Incorporating political education, organizer trainings, policy efforts, and art as a tool for activism, we  engage members, staff, and our community to pursue varied campaign goals .  

Our Program Includes:

20/20 Campaign

20/20 Campaign: Beginning in 2020, members of the Liberation Program are campaigning for an annual 20% increase in each of the numbers of student support staff (Guidance Counselors, Career Counselors, College Counselors, Therapists, and Social Workers), and appropriately increase the budget for NYC public schools until the amount dictated by the Foundation Aid Formula in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity is matched.

MRTA

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) has been centrally involved in organizing to work with partner organizations in efforts to #CLOSErikers and to legalize marijuana in New York State through the Start SMART (Sensible Marijuana Access through Regulated Trade) New York Campaign. 

Reform of Stop and Frisk

Bro/Sis was centrally involved in the New York City wide organizing effort to change the policy of massive unconstitutional stop and frisks of New Yorkers – stops that violated the rights of the citizens of New York, were racially discriminator, and were a failed policing technique central to the discredited “Broken Windows Policing”

 

%

of Bro/Sis alumni have graduated from high school or earned a GED

“I believe so deeply in the life-saving work that The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is dedicated to: values and skills building that empower young people and keep them on course; helping young people to see and develop the extraordinary within themselves; ensuring their safe passage to adulthood. It is surely one of the most incredible organizations in the nation. Their work is catalytic! Their leadership, their services and outcomes are without peer. Simply put, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol does the work that few others will or even know how to do…. They have answered the call to repair the village, to secure the children. It’s our responsibility to ensure they have all they need to do God’s work.” Susan L. Taylor

Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement, Editor in Chief, Essence Magazine

“[The Brotherhood/Sister Sol] is using their passion to uplift and inspire a next generation through extraordinary work that creates leaders and a sanctuary for children…. where their members can develop a higher vision of themselves.” Oprah Winfrey

Founder of the OWN

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