In the 18 years that Cidra Sebastien spent at Harlem’s Brotherhood/ Sister Sol, she raised children, encouraged their hopes and dreams, then sent them off to college with the kind of goals and aspirations they found hard to imagine from the constraints of their sometimes-limiting New York bubble. As a college intern, turned program coordinator, turned Associate Executive Director of an organization lauded by educational leaders and social justice champions like Harry Belafonte as a model for student development and achievement, she stood as a gate agent, helping young people’s possibilities take flight. View article online.