Rebecca Briscoe and Nakia Cooper are two Houston women on a mission to change the lives of young women of color in the community. They are the founders of “Sister 2 Sistah,” a mentoring program aimed at helping college-aged women overcome obstacles.
They call themselves the “General” (Briscoe) and the “Queen” (Cooper). Two different styles, two different (albeit it HUGE) personalities, but one passion — to give back. As media professionals, Briscoe and Cooper both had positive mentors who helped shaped their futures, and know how instrumental a strong role model has on a young person’s career.
In just one year, Sister 2 Sistah has transformed the lives of 15 college students, helping them to gain internships, job placements, solid networking connections to solidify future partnerships and friendship bonds that will last a lifetime.
With nothing more than passion and compassion, Briscoe and Cooper have captured the hearts of the community and gained local and national attention. Through the program, the S2S members were sent on an all-expense paid trip to New York City to see the Broadway play, “Eclipse,” starring Lupita N’yongo, and met the stars of the play after the show.
Sister 2 Sistah’s initiatives are in alignment with Let Girls Learn, Reach Higher, Love Is Respect, Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, and Emerging Literacy. In addition, Briscoe and Cooper have solidified a partnership with the NOVO Foundation, and will be helping to spread the message of understanding on healthy relationships/ dating abuse to HBCU campuses.
Briscoe and Cooper have received recognition from many business and community leaders, including Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, who is an “honorary” Sister 2 Sistah. They were both honored to receive proclamations from Jackson- Lee at the 2016 Sister 2 Sistah annual dinner party.
Links to all media coverage for Sister 2 Sistah include:
Black Enterprise | Two Media Professional and Co Founders of Sister 2 Sistah Taking Houston By Storm
USA Today |Women of Color Converge on Broadway for Eclipsed Empowerment Campaign
Houston Chronicle | ‘Sister 2 Sistah’ opens arms to Houston community
KPRC/ Click2Houston |Sister 2 Sistah: Houston women on mission to change lives through mentorship, love
KPRC/ Click2Houston |’Lunch Angel,’ local teacher pay off students’ lunch balances
Port Arthur News| Port Arthur native returns to give back to kids |
ABC 12 News Now |Philanthropist and Port Arthur Native Gives Back
KPRC/ Click2Houston | Sister 2 Sistah Connects Women of Influence with College Students in Need
Houston Style Magazine |Women of Influence Bond with Youth at the 2nd Annual Sister 2 Sistah Dinner
KPRC/ Click2Houston |Houstonians join with nation in effort to break classroom ‘storytime’ record
Video Recap |Sister 2 Sistah
News With Attitude |Sister 2 Sistah ‘For College Girls…When the Rainbow is enuf’