For more than 27 years, BroSis has harnessed political education, organizer trainings, policy efforts and art as a tool for activism to challenge inequity and champion justice across a range of issues. We are centrally involved with a number of current campaigns, and stand with our young people to build the future they want to see.
Our Program Includes:
By 2020, we want an increase to the budget for NYC public schools so as to quadruple the number of student support staff (Guidance Counselors, Career Counselors, College Counselors, Therapists, and Social Workers). To do this, we need to institute a Student Support Staff to Student ratio of no greater than 1:100; divest from the School to Prison Pipeline and policing culture; and invest in student and community-led restorative justice and safety strategies.
Marijuana Regulation and Tax Action Act (M.R.T.A.)
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 discriminatory and were a failed policing technique central to the discredited “Broken Windows Policing.”
of BroSis 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."
"[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."