The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
Key Topics: Non-profit Leadership, Youth leadership development, Rites of passage, International study abroad.
Bio: Jason Warwin is the Co-Founder of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol. He is an expert in the field of youth development, and a specialist in the design of transformative programs and experiences. His focus during the past two decades has been creating programs that directly support the development of Black and Latino youth in the Americas. The organizations and programs he has co-created include The Brotherhood-Sister Sol, The Community Service and Development Program, International Study Program, The Liberation Program, Diáspora Soliáaria and Irmãos Unidos have long records of success and have received widespread acclaim in the United States and internationally.
Jason has traveled extensively in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean for personal study and as an educational guide. For 7 years, from 2006 to 2013, Jason lived in Bahia, Brazil. There he explored Afro-Brazilian culture, learned and implemented permaculture techniques, and was involved in community organizing and youth development efforts. Over the years, Jason has received numerous awards including an Echoing Green Fellowship, the Community Works’ Long Walk to Freedom Award for a New Generation of Civil Rights Activists, the Fund for the City of New York’s Union Square Award for Grassroots Organizing, the Brown University Alumni Association’s inaugural John Hope Young Alumni Public Service Award, the Abyssinian Development Corporation’s Harlem Renaissance Award, the Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network Use Your Life Award and the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World award.
Jason has served on the Board of Directors of The New York Foundation, The Fund for Social Change and of Educators for Social Responsibility.