Based in Harlem, the Brotherhood Sister Sol (BroSis for short) is a Black-founded and Black-led youth development organization that for over 25 years has been at the forefront of working to challenge inequity and champion opportunity for all. We educate - providing comprehensive support and making space for Black and Latinx youth to examine their roots, define their stories, and awaken their agency. We organize - standing shoulder to shoulder with young people to realize a more just and equitable future. And, we've trained about 3,000 educators from over 250 organizations across the nation on our model, with deep dives currently taking place in New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
BroSis is embarking on the next chapter of our organizational development, as we complete construction of our new home - a 20,000 sq. ft. beacon that will feature cutting edge technology, space for the arts, a commercial kitchen, a greenhouse, and a rooftop basketball court. The building will expand our capacity to serve youth, change policies to systemically help our children, and train the field so that others can improve their youth development outcomes.
When I think about what makes BroSis stand out, two themes come to mind: justice and love.