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:

PHILADELPHIA-CAMDEN-Baltimore

 Girls wait backstage at a winter performance for the National Association of University Women, Philadelphia chapter, December 2012

Girls wait backstage at a winter performance for the National Association of University Women, Philadelphia chapter, 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  girls to improve our world. 

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.