The Brotherhood Sister Sol Receives a $500,000 Grant

August 1, 2013

 West Harlem Development Corporation would like to congratulate its grantee, Brotherhood Sister Sol (BHSS) on their award of $500,000 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.On July 17, 2013, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced their support of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol through its Forward Promise Initiative.Forward promise aims to improve the health and success of young men of color.

BHSS will receive a total of $500,000 over the span of 30 months to support programs that increase its capacity to serve more young men of color through their rights of passage program. They have been chosen as one of ten organizations nationwide to be awarded funding for their innovative community-based programs that strengthen health, education and employment outcomes for middle school and high school males.

 BHSS is a one of the 83 grant recipients funded by West Harlem Development Corporation  in its 2013 Cycle 1 grants. Their project will include the After School Program (ASP) and the Afterschool Teen Enrichment Program (ASTEP) which will provide academic support, enrichment activities -gardening, mentoring, martial arts, and healthy meals for 40 CD9 West Harlem youth of ages 8- 18 years. Programs will include: arts education- theatre, dance, voice lyricism and mass media. There will be 35 intensive workshops/outings during the academic year as well as an art day camp during the summer.