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Phone: 212-283-7044
512 West 143rd Street
New York
New York 10031
USA

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Mission:
Founded in 1995, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. Bro/Sis offers wrap around evidence-based programming. The organization focuses on issues such as leadership development and educational achievement, sexual responsibility, sexism and misogyny, political education and social justice, Pan-African and Latino history, and global awareness. Bro/Sis provides four-six year rites of passage programming, thorough five day a week after school care, school and home counseling, summer camps, job training and employment, college preparation, community organizing training, and international study programs to Africa and Latin America.
We are locally based, with a national reach, as Bro/Sis publishes assorted curricula and collections of our members’ writings; trains educators from throughout the nation on our approach; and our leadership is invited to speak and present at educational and policy convenings and conferences across the country.
Results:
94% of BHSS alumni have graduated from high school or earned a GED; with 88% receiving their high school degree
Whereas the high school graduation rate in New York City is 58%, in Harlem the graduation rate is 42% and the Schott Foundation found that the graduation rate of Black and Latino boys is New York City 34%

The teenaged pregnancy rate at BHSS is less than 2%; whereas Harlem’s teenaged pregnancy rate is 15%

No alumni or member of BHSS is incarcerated and less than 1% have a felony conviction; whereas one out of three Black males, ages 20-29 are under supervision of the prison system – incarcerated, on probation or on parole

95% of BHSS alumni are either enrolled in college or working full time; whereas 30% of youth in Harlem, ages 18-25, are either enrolled in college or employed full time

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11/15/12
I have been a board member of BroSis since its beginning, and I am also the mother of Khary Lazarre-White, co-founder and executive director. I could not be more proud of my son, his co-workers and staff, and also of the members, alumni and current, for the inspiring work they do. They are serving ... more »
11/15/12
I have known of this almost from its inception. However, 7 years ago, I started the annual Women's Holiday Tea as a fundraiser because I thought it was important to support this organization that has dedicated leadership and staff who work tirelessly to nuture changes in the lives of the youth who ... more »
11/14/12
I have been on the Board for more than 15 years. I joined because I have known Khary Lazarre White from before he was born, and when I wanted to be of service to the Harlem community, I asked him if he needed more Board members, and he said yes. knew that his organization would be outstanding ... more »
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