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My Sister's Circle

  • My Sister's Circle
  • P.O. Box 84
  • Timonium, MD 21094
  • 410-458-3199
  • 2000
  • Julie Brooks
  • College and Career Adviser
  • (443) 962-7885

Program Description

Sisters Circle provides long-term mentoring to foster meaningful and sustainable change in the lives of girls and young women in Baltimore. .

Sisters Circle helps to positively transform the lives of our girls during these critical years by:

  • Matching each girl with a highly qualified volunteer mentor
  • Organizing cultural, educational and recreational events and trips
  • Soliciting summer camp scholarships
  • Connecting students to leadership programs, fellowships and internships
  • Working with the girls and their families throughout the challenging middle and high school selection processes
  • Connecting students with SC's own College and Career Advisor for post-high school guidance and support
  • Through efforts such as these, SC has successfully helped our girls to overcome the circumstances that often threaten progress and promise.

    Success Stories

    Masuma, a participant of Sisters Circle since 2005, is the first member of her Bangladeshi family to earn a college degree. Through Sisters Circle's school choice process, she was granted scholarships both to McDonogh School and to Goucher College. She credits her mentor, Thanh, for her guidance and direction, and the Sisters Circle family for its long-term support as she encountered various cultural and economic challenges. In 2014, Masuma graduated from Goucher with a double major in International Relations and Womens Gender and Sexuality Studies. She worked full-time as Resident Director, while pursuing her Masters in Public Administration, at Marist College in New York. She is currently employed by Johns Hopkins University as the Programming Administrator in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Antoinella, a Baltimore City Public School graduate, is an inspiring example of leadership and transformation. After graduating from Notre Dame of Maryland University, Antoinella dedicated two years of service to Baltimore youth through Public Allies. During her placement at a city elementary school, Antoinella created FAME, an after-school mentoring program for girls. Her goal is to "share what Sister's Circle has given me with the world, one girl at a time." She grew up surrounded by addiction, unemployment and incarceration so she understands, firsthand, how life-changing this work can be.

    Services Provided

    • Arts and cultural
    • Career exploration and counseling/internships
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College fairs/campus visits
    • College transition and retention support
    • Community service/service hours
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Mentoring
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation

    Demographics

    Race & Ethnicity

    • Hispanic/Latino: 4%
    • African American: 96%

    Education Level and
    Number of Students

    • High School: 44
    • Middle School: 56
    • Elementary School: 0
    • Post-secondary: 65
    • Non-traditional: 0

    Populations Served

    • Academically At-risk

    First-Generation

    • More than 75%

    Representative
    Colleges Attended
    by Alumni

    • Bowie State University
    • Fisk University
    • Frostburg State University
    • George Washington University
    • Goucher College
    • Hood College
    • Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
    • Marist College
    • North Carolina Wesleyan College
    • Notre Dame of Maryland University
    • Saint Francis University
    • Stevenson University
    • Temple University
    • Towson University
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Wilmington College
    • York College

    Matriculation & Completion

    • 4-yr College Matriculation: 95%
    • 4-yr College Graduation: 67%