Bro/Sis Spreading the Word & Doing the Work

Environmental Program Coordinator 
Nando Rodriguez
Bro/Sis alumnus and Environmental Program Coordinator Nando Rodriguez is the first GreenThumb urban gardener to be profiled in the GreenThumb Grows blog.  Fifty Bro/Sis members participate in our Environmental Program and are the caretakers of the Frank White Community Garden.  They also run a farmers market during the summer and fall season.  Last year, our market distributed 30,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.  An average of 100 families utilize our market each week.

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Lead Organizer Julien Terrell
Bro/Sis Lead Organizer Julien Terrell was named "The 50 People You'll Be Talking About in 2016," by Grist 50.  
Julien and members of the Liberation Program have been instrumental in the movement to end unjust and unfair policing tactics. Julien also supports our Environmental Program as they help to preserve community gardens in New York City.

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Executive Director & Co-Founder 
Khary Lazarre-White
On Jan 31st, Bro/Sis' Executive Director & Co-Founder Khary Lazarre-White served on the panel for Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer's 2016 State of the Borough at The New School Tishman Auditorium.  Other speakers were chef and television personality Marc Murphy, Director of the Young People's Chorus of New York City Francisco Nunez and Fellow of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families Sumie Okazaki.  Panelists were chosen based on their unique perspective on the intersection of youth, culture and other issues of interest to Manhattan residents.

Artist Slone of the Universal Zulu Nation and 
Bronx Artist and Youth Worker Sharon De La Cruz aka Miss 163

On January 26th, members of Bro/Sis' After School Teen Enrichment Program and local youth attended our first Graffiti Night: Celebration of Hip Hop Art with guests, artist Slone of the Universal Zulu Nation and Bronx artist and youth worker Sharon De La Cruz a.k.a. Miss 163. Both spoke about their experiences as young people entering and navigating the world of graffiti both locally and internationally. Everyone who attended the event worked on individual pieces that they were able to take home.  The major theme of the night was framing how hip-hop culture brings people together and how to use art to lift up the power of identity both individually and collectively. 
Mark Your Calendars!!!

On The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) announces that we will host our annual
VOICES benefit on May 12, 2016 at 6:30PM at Gotham Hall in NYC.
We hope that your will join us as we celebrate Bro/Sis, our honorees, and the young people who inspire and empower our work.

VOICES is our signature annual benefit highlighting our youth and life changing programming - an evening to celebrate Bro/Sis' commitment to helping youth 
develop into critical thinkers and community leaders.

This special evening will feature an awards reception, a silent auction, and words & performances by our youth members and alumni.

We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information contact Veronica Hinds at 212.283.7044 or