A Collaboration

My Sister’s Keeper is a collaborative initiative that is designed to help support the continued success of MIT's black women students.


 My Sister's Keeper builds community for black women at MIT.  "We wanted something unique," says Helen Elaine Lee, director of the MIT Program in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) and founder of the initiative. "We hope to provide emotional and psychological support, foster kinship and community, strengthen academic performance, and cultivate engagement in social, political, and cultural matters beyond the classroom."  Read the entire article in the MIT News  here!

My Sister's Keeper builds community for black women at MIT.

"We wanted something unique," says Helen Elaine Lee, director of the MIT Program in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) and founder of the initiative. "We hope to provide emotional and psychological support, foster kinship and community, strengthen academic performance, and cultivate engagement in social, political, and cultural matters beyond the classroom."

Read the entire article in the MIT News here!


 "My Sister’s Keeper seeks to support Black women students, with social, professional, and mentoring relationships. To meet this goal, the organization has created “sister circles,” small groups of five or six students, staff, and faculty united by common interests. The circles are encouraged to meet regularly and share experiences together."  Read the whole article in  The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education  about My Sister's Keeper!

"My Sister’s Keeper seeks to support Black women students, with social, professional, and mentoring relationships. To meet this goal, the organization has created “sister circles,” small groups of five or six students, staff, and faculty united by common interests. The circles are encouraged to meet regularly and share experiences together."

Read the whole article in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education about My Sister's Keeper!


My Sister's Keeper is currently governed by a board consisting of the following members:  Professor Helen Elaine Lee, OME Director DiOnetta Jones Crayton, OMP Director La-Tarri Canty, GSL faculty member Amah Edoh, Suraiya Blach (MIT Medical), JJ Jackson (Office of the Provost), Literature staff members Daria Johnson and Chloe Jones, student members Jennifer Nwenyi and Nonye Chinonyelum, WGS Program Manager Emily Neill and Program Assistant Sophia Hasenfus.