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30+ Years 

Educating, Organizing & Mobilizing!

As the only in-residence, non-profit organization operating within a NYC DOE public high school for over 30 years, SBI strives to be an incubator of youth empowerment, community building, and social change. By providing transformative educational experiences, we aim to expand our successful IGC model to include underserved high schools in New York City and communities beyond.  In addition to engaging all members of our community, we aim to redefine the public’s role in public schools.

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2/2/23 @ 7:00 PM

Brandon Woody's Upendo

in Renaissance

A Black History Month Celebration!

A full-scholarship recipient and graduate of the Brubeck Institute and Manhattan School of Music, Brandon studied under Cecile Bridgewater, Ambrose Akinmusire and Theljon Allen. He was praised as “one of the top young performing artists in the region” (Baltimore Sun) in 2015, and has performed with such jazz luminaries as Danilo Perez, former Clarice visiting artist Terri Lyne Carrington, John Pattituci and others and at such venues as Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Monterey Jazz Festival and Bohemian Caverns.

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2/9/23 @ 10:30 AM

LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and

Performing Arts

Gospel Choir

A Black History Month Celebration!

LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
Gospel Choir- In Concert

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2/28/23 @ 7:00 PM

Dance Harlem!

A Black History Month Celebration!

Featuring Dance Ensembles: 
Von Howard Project

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In the News!

HARLEM, NY — A Harlem nonprofit has no intention of slowing down even after it already helped thousands of local students over the last three decades prepare for college and career readiness through the arts.

Sound Business, Inc. — or SBI, for short — oversees a student arts program out of A. Phillip Randolph High School that puts on all manners of performances from gospel music, to contemporary dance, to talent showcases.

The arts are a gateway for the nonprofit's larger focus since its 1991 founding of preparing Harlem students for the next phases of their lives...

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New Program!

CCPI Auto Tech Workshop @ Randolph

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"Equality is the heart and essence of democracy, freedom, and justice, equality of opportunity in industry, in labor unions, schools and colleges, government, politics, and before the law. There must be no dual standards of justice, no dual rights, privileges, duties, or responsibilities of citizenship. No dual forms of freedom."

Asa Philip Randolph

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"Nothing counts but pressure, pressure, more pressure and still more pressure through broad organized aggressive mass action."

Asa Philip Randolph

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