Sister Cities Girlchoir

The Girlchoir Movement in Philadelphia and Camden

Mission & History

Mission Statement:
Sister Cities Girlchoir builds communities of music makers that empower girls to occupy their unique advantage in transforming our world. 

SERVING COMMUNITIES in:

Baltimore-Camden-PhiladelphiA 

Girlchoir performs at the Union League in Philadelphia, December 2012

Girlchoir performs at the Union League in Philadelphia, December 2012

  Sister Cities Girlchoir (SCG) empowers girls by building resilience, leadership, mastery and connection through a comprehensive choral training academy that invests in the unique potential of adolescent girls to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and transform their communities.  The program is research-based, and although a music program is an uncommon girl empowerment tool, SCG is modeled on the powerful impact that investments in the lives of girls make for a city block, a neighborhood, a city....for the world.

SCG is modeled after El Sistema, Venezuela's monumental music education program that is transforming lives and communities. SCG Founder, Alysia Lee spent a year studying El Sistema and visiting programs in Venezuela and throughout the U.S. through the Sistema Fellowship at the New England Conservatory.