About us

We break down barriers
and unlock the boundless
potential of female veterans

Our Mission

This group was created to support female veterans. It was established to offer female veterans the opportunity to share military experiences – good and bad – in a safe space with others who can relate to the special language we share, to learn from one another, to laugh and smile, to empower one another, to grow and build lasting bonds, to gain knowledge about useful resources and most importantly, to know that you are NEVER alone.

We are doing
the right thing,
at the right time

Like the world-changers who support our organization, we are focused on making a long-term impact by helping kids living in poverty. We have a bold vision: graduating healthy, educated, empowered and employed young adults from our program.

The students supported by our programs face major barriers to accessing education; many are orphaned, living in extreme poverty or dealing with other difficult family circumstances.

key outcomes

What makes us diferent?

Community centers

We’ve built 80 centers globally. There, kids get access to education centers, medical offices, libraries, playgrounds and more.

Data-driven approach

We track measurable progress with a research agency to prove we’re making a real impact on our kids.


Programs change by age and country to ensure that our kids graduate healthy, educated, empowered, and employed.


Meet our leadership team

Detrel Howell

Detrel Howell enlisted in the United States Army in January 1987. She trained at Fort Jackson, SC and Fort Harrison, IN – having the best time of her life being challenged both, physically and mentally. She served through January 1995 and was honorably discharged at the rank of E-4/Specialist. She was attached to the 800th Military Police Brigade Unit out of Uniondale, NY when she deployed to Saudi Arabia on December 24, 1990, and remained until July 1991.

During that combat situation the physical and emotional challenges that she endured were not beneficial to her well-being as it had been years before during basic training. As a result of this, Detrel forged ahead with a mission to do more for female veterans. In 2019, while working toward completing the requirements of a Master of Divinity degree, Detrel was filled with overwhelming passion and commitment to establish United In Sisterhood, an organization solely dedicated to female veterans by filling them with positive encouragement.

Detrel’s mission for the organization is to bring supportive services to this often-overlooked population through inspiration, encouragement, building lasting bonds, and also providing linkages to viable empowering resources.

Detrel is an active member of the National Association of Black Military Women, and has received a number of honors including being named in 2018 as the Veteran of the Game by the NY Mets during a televised presentation of the American flag by the organization’s star pitcher. She has also been awarded by the Queens County of New York’s Borough President for her dedication to female veterans.

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Hello, my name is Michael and I am 7 years old and I want to be an astronaut when I grow up.


Hello, my name is Isaiah and I am 12 years old and I want to be a doctor when I grow up.


Hello, my name is Samantha and I am 6 years old and I want to be a ballet dancer when I grow up.

Our causes

We help more than 23k children every year