BroSis is excited to complete construction of our new building in late 2021. We have created a beacon of enlightenment – a space for educating, organizing and training the field to advance social justice. The new building will be an expanded state-of-the-art site for our children and the community and a model for the educational field.
Assorted New York State and New York City agencies have stated that this development is one of few buildings of its kind being built in NYC – 100% community educational use, no housing or retail or other areas of focus. This is solely a home for the development of BroSis – a space to educate, support and guide young people; to work to change policies that will more broadly and systemically help our children and community; and a site to train in the field so that others can improve their youth development outcomes and to advance social justice.
This building was designed by Urban Architectural Initiatives, built by Apex Racanelli Building Company, and managed by the Gilbane Building Company.
We are excited and proud of this vitally important step and hope you will support us.
“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, activists/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.”
Artist & Humanitarian
“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 BroSis, and that when they go to college, they will be prepared both for their studies and campus life. BroSis 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.”
Gale A. Brewer
Manhattan Borough President
BroSis’ Vision for The Future
- Create the only state-of-the-art youth focused community center with a technology center and 3-lot environmental education center in Harlem.
- Create pathways out of poverty for children in New York City and across the nation.
- Work to address the access and opportunity gaps that challenge our youth.
- Meet the growing demand for BroSis’ services locally and nationally.
- Provide a space to train youth facilitators from around the country on BroSis’ proven model.
- Enhance the quality and depth of its programs.
“The Brotherhood Sister Sol stands among New York’s most vital youth development organizations. Its groundbreaking work serves as a national model…. We are proud to invest $2M in The Brotherhood Sister Sol’s capital campaign to create a state-of-the-art home in West Harlem and empower thousands more young New Yorkers with the tools they need to succeed.”
“The Brotherhood Sister Sol is an exceptional organization that gives kids of all ages access to one-of-a-kind programs that develop and nurture the whole person. They serve youth locally and across the city, emphasizing the importance of being members of a community. I have seen first-hand the impact they have on children and their families by fostering independence, creativity, responsibility, and confidence in the children they serve. From after school programs that teach leadership skills, to green markets and job training, The Brotherhood Sister Sol is making a difference in the lives of countless New Yorkers. Moreover, their programs are run by some of the most talented and inspirational leaders New York has to offer, dedicated not just to developing the youth they serve but also giving them opportunities to succeed later in life.”
Government support for this project is provided by: The New York City Council and Council Members Mark Levine, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ritchie Torres, Vanessa L. Gibson, Ydanis Rodriguez; Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus B. Vance, Jr.; Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer; The New York State Assembly and the late New York State Assemblyman Herman D. Farrell, Jr., former New York State Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright and New York State Assembly Members Robert J. Rodriguez, Inez E. Dickens, and Al Taylor.