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Executive Director & Co-Founder, Khary Lazarre-White with 
President Barack Obama

Khary Lazarre-White Meets President and Gives Keynote Addresses at University of Virginia and NYU Wagner

On October 15th,  Executive Director & Co-Founder, Khary Lazarre-White had the opportunity to meet President Barack Obama and attend a dinner where the President discussed his views on national and world affairs.  

On October 16th, Khary delivered the keynote address on developing and transforming youth at the 4th annual Youth-Nex Conference held at the University of Virginia.  Youth-Nex is a transdisciplinary, cross-university center which focuses on the capabilities of young people, in connection to health, communities, schools, and relationship.


On November 17th, Khary  gave a speech to recipients of the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  FELPS is a unique leadership and career accelerator program for early-career professionals in public service.  Khary has been asked to address the group six years running.


Bro/Sis alumnus & filmmaker, Frank Lopez and Liberation Program Facilitator, Julien Terrell

Bro/Sis Staff Present at Young Men of Color Conference

On November 4th, Julien Terrell and Frank Lopez facilitated a workshop on "Mobilizing from Community Power" at the Young Men of Color Conference held in Memphis, TN. The conference was organized by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Frontline Solutions to bring together the cohort of organizations that work with young men of color in Mississippi.

Cidra M. Sebastien, Associate Executive Director


Cidra Sebastien Attends New York Women's Foundation Conference

On October 21st, Associate Executive Director, Cidra M. Sebastien attended "What's Working: Promoting Innovative Entrepreneurship for Women" a convening hosted by the New York Women's Foundation.





Jason Warwin, Associate Executive Director & Co-Founder

Jason Warwin Participates in Echoing Green Conference

Associate Executive Director & Co-Founder, Jason Warwin is currently in Mumbai, India at the Echoing Green International Gathering of 100 leaders in the field.  Jason is one of ten EG alumni that was selected to participate in their "Scaling Initiative" aimed at providing support and professional development assistance to alumni whose organizations are participating in scaling efforts.  


What's Happening at Bro/Sis

Members and staff of Bro/Sis' Rites Of Passage Program

Bro/Sis Hosts Rites Of Passage Day

On November 13th, members in Bro/Sis' single-sex Rites of Passage Program (ROP) came together for a day of bonding and unity. The young men and women shared a light breakfast before heading out to enjoy a day filled with recreational acitivites. Events like these provide our members with a carefree day to strengthen their bonds as brothers and sisters.   


ROP is the cornerstone of Bro/Sis programming. Through this intensive four to six year program, members develop critical thinking and global awareness skills through leadership development, drug awareness, conflict resolution, political education, community service, and other activities.  Our program focus on topics such as Pan African and Latino history, sexism and misogyny, and political education and social justice. Members define for themselves what it means to be a sister/brother, woman/man and leader.  


Most importantly, members find a safe and nurturing enviroment where they can express themselves emotionally and creatively. Our members describe Bro/Sis as a home away from home and our youth workers as older brothers and sisters. This sense of security and the knowledge they receive here gives them the confidence to create a roadmap of success for their lives. 


Bro/Sis Member, James Fisher performing at NYC Youth Poet Laureate

Bro/Sis Member Performs at 2015 NYC Youth Poet Laureate

On October 30th, James Fisher, a member of Bro/Sis' Writers' Collective and Hip Hop Studio performed as a finalist at the 2015 NYC Youth Poet Laureate. The NYC Youth Poet Laureate Program provides a platform for young voices to promote civic engagement, build community and to energize teens to vote. The slam was held at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. Zora Howard, another Bro/Sis member won the inaugural NYC Youth Poet Laureate in 2009.


Environmental Program members who run our 
Hamilton Height Youth Market

Bro/Sis' Hamilton Heights Youth Market Ends on November 26th

Bro/Sis' youth run Farmers Market last day will be on Wednesday, November 26th.  Don't forget to stop by and stock up on all your holiday needs.  Choose from a selection of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables.

 Upcoming Events

Please join us for The Brotherhood/Sister Sol's 9th Annual Women's Holiday Tea taking place on December 6th at the Columbia University Faculty House from 2pm-5pm.  This fabulous event brings professional women together for a dynamic afternoon of networking, tea, and silent auction.  The best part of the day is engaging with the young women of Bro/Sis and learning about the life-changing work we do.  

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