25 Years of BroSis

Celebrating 25 Years of Youth Development, Mentorship, and Organizing for Social Justice

In 1995, The Brotherhood Sister Sol was founded by two college graduates as a continuation of the work they started as seniors at Brown University, working with young men of color at a nearby community center.

In the years since, BroSis has grown into one of the leading youth development and social justice organizations in the nation. We have served thousands of young people, developing a generation of leaders committed to social justice and confronting racism, sexism, homophobia, patriarchy, and poverty.

Together, we’ve guided young people to become empowered as social change agents, and to organize to expand a vision of equity, racial and economic justice – and opportunity and access for all. We’ve trained nearly 3,000 educators, improving the way that they serve hundreds of thousands of young people all around the country. And soon, next year, we will open our new 20,000 square foot Bro/Sis home, which will be a beacon for our community and allow us to double our impact.

To celebrate a quarter century of positivity, community, knowledge, and future, we are engaging in a year-long celebration that will include a social media campaign, a video series highlighting stories of BroSis members past and present, and much more.

Follow @BroSis512 on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and LinkedIn to see the life-changing legacy of #BroSis25, and celebrate 25 years of service!


To celebrate, we’re launching a short video series featuring Bro/Sis members past and present, who share how BroSis helped shape their lives. Follow @BroSis512 on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, or check back here for videos as they are released.

#BroSis25 Blog

Alumni, staff, and friends of The Brotherhood Sister Sol reflect on 25 years of BroSis. Are you interested in submitting a blog post? Email Kathy at ka@brotherhood-sistersol.org!

#BroSis25 Reflections: Chynekia, Founding Sister Sol Member

#BroSis25 Reflections: Chynekia, Founding Sister Sol Member

I have been associated with Bro/Sis since I was 13. I am now 34. That's 21 years! Never in my life have I been that committed to anything. It has given me more throughout the years than I could even ask for. More than I think they even understand. I have bonded with...

Donate in Honor of #BroSis25

None of our life-changing work on behalf of thousands of young people would have happened without you, our community that has supported us in so many ways. We are so grateful for your partnership, and hope you feel proud for having contributed to these efforts. Please consider making a special donation in honor of #BroSis25.

Capital Campaign

The Brotherhood Sister Sol (BroSis) is proud to announce that on October 12th, 2018 we broke 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.

Completion is scheduled for the summer of 2021.

We have secured $18,300,000 in funding for this two-year $18,800,000  development and construction effort.

We need your help today to reach our goal of $18,800,000

The architectural firm of Urban Architectural Initiatives, 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 BroSis is deeply committed to this expansion and their advice and leadership has been critical to the success of the effort.

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