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FEB 26, 2021

Press on NPR ‘Reparations fund will help Black women build houses — and wealth’

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Bryanna Vellines, 28, installs a window frame in an old Baltimore row house. Amy Scott/Marketplace

Bryanna Vellines, 28, installs a window frame in an old Baltimore row house. Amy Scott/Marketplace

FEB 26, 2021

Press ‘BUILDING BLACK FUTURES’ Shelley interviewed as UW School of Law Alum

University of Washington School of Law

shelley-halstead-uw-article-branded

FEB 19, 2021

‘Black Women Build – Baltimore receives donation from Memorial Episcopal Church in Bolton Hill’

JAN 18, 2021

Press: BWBB Builder Highlight

Black Women Build - Baltimore featured builder profile National Lumber

DEC 29, 2020

Exciting news! We passed inspection on all 3 houses!

using some of the #hilti tools that were donated to help us get the job done. bryanna’s first use of a chipping gun. now, who wants to help build a brick patio?#sunsoutgunsout 
#blackwomenbuild 
#theettingstreetproject

using some of the #hilti tools that were donated to help us get the job done. bryanna’s first use of a chipping gun. now, who wants to help build a brick patio?#sunsoutgunsout
#blackwomenbuild
#theettingstreetproject
...

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get your applications in! 
we begin rehabbing first of april and would love for you to join us. 

https://blackwomenbuild.org/how-to-apply-2021/ 

#blackwomenbuild 
#theettingstreetproject

get your applications in!
we begin rehabbing first of april and would love for you to join us.

https://blackwomenbuild.org/how-to-apply-2021/

#blackwomenbuild
#theettingstreetproject
...

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Latest News

FEB 26, 2021

Press ‘BUILDING BLACK FUTURES’ Shelley interviewed as UW School of Law Alum

University of Washington School of Law

shelley-halstead-uw-article-branded

FEB 19, 2021

‘Black Women Build – Baltimore receives donation from Memorial Episcopal Church in Bolton Hill’

JAN 18, 2021

Press: BWBB Builder Highlight

Black Women Build - Baltimore featured builder profile National Lumber

DEC 29, 2020

Exciting news! We passed inspection on all 3 houses!

DEC 7, 2020

Press – ‘How Recycling Existing Buildings Could Solve the Urban Housing Crisis’ – Metropolis Magazine

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SEPT 22, 2020

Press – ‘What is Generational Wealth’ ED Shelley Halstead interviewed on CNBC

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#bethedifference campaign

We were on the Kelly Clarkson Show – and received a $50,000 donation!

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Shelley Halstead and Quanshay Henderson on the Kelly Clarkson show 9.22.20

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using some of the #hilti tools that were donated to help us get the job done. bryanna’s first use of a chipping gun. now, who wants to help build a brick patio?#sunsoutgunsout 
#blackwomenbuild 
#theettingstreetproject

using some of the #hilti tools that were donated to help us get the job done. bryanna’s first use of a chipping gun. now, who wants to help build a brick patio?#sunsoutgunsout
#blackwomenbuild
#theettingstreetproject
...

264 5
get your applications in! 
we begin rehabbing first of april and would love for you to join us. 

https://blackwomenbuild.org/how-to-apply-2021/ 

#blackwomenbuild 
#theettingstreetproject

get your applications in!
we begin rehabbing first of april and would love for you to join us.

https://blackwomenbuild.org/how-to-apply-2021/

#blackwomenbuild
#theettingstreetproject
...

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Black Women Build – Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of the U.S. law. To claim a donation on your U.S. taxes, please keep your Paypal receipt as your official record.

Our Mission

Black Women Build-Baltimore is a home ownership and wealth building initiative that trains black women in carpentry, electrical, and plumbing by restoring vacant and deteriorated houses in West Baltimore.

Our Values

That black women deserve to be treated with dignity for their inherent worth as human beings.

Our Methods

We understand that oppression is experienced at the intersection of identities, conditions, systems, policies, and practices; therefore, we address barriers that impact the ability of black women to thrive.

Our Goals

To bring home ownership to black women in Baltimore. To train women in trades-related skills through home renovation. To create wealth and build community by dismantling the barriers that work against our ability to thrive.

Our Mission

Black Women Build-Baltimore is a home ownership and wealth building initiative that trains black women in carpentry, electrical, and plumbing by restoring vacant and deteriorated houses in West Baltimore.

Our Values

That black women deserve to be treated with dignity for their inherent worth as human beings.

Our Methods

We understand that oppression is experienced at the intersection of identities, conditions, systems, policies, and practices; therefore, we address barriers that impact the ability of black women to thrive.

Our Goals

To bring home ownership to black women in Baltimore. To train women in trades-related skills through home renovation. To create wealth and build community by dismantling the barriers that work against our ability to thrive.

Black Women Build – Baltimore values Black women and their lives.

Who we are. Learn more about our our team & organization.

Shelly Halstead

Shelley Halstead
Founder & Executive Director

Tonika Garibaldi

Tonika Garibaldi
Program Manager

Shauna R. Brown

Shauna R. Brown
Board President

Kathleen Mitchell

Kathleen Mitchell
Board Secretary

Charrise Lewis - Board Treasurer

Charrise Alexander
Board Treasurer

Shelly Halstead

Shelley Halstead
Founder & Executive Director

Tonika Garibaldi

Tonika Garibaldi
Program Manager

Shauna R. Brown

Shauna R. Brown
Board President

Kathleen Mitchell

Kathleen Mitchell
Board Secretary

Charrise Lewis - Board Treasurer

Charrise Alexander
Board Treasurer

Black Women Build – Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of the U.S. law. To claim a donation on your U.S. taxes, please keep your PayPal receipt as your official record.

This project is supported in part by:

BWGC-logo

Hilti greyscale

OSI Fellow 2018

Robert W. Deutsch

DHCD logo

dhcd logo - BWBB Sponsor

Black Women Build-Baltimore is committed to equal employment, participation, and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

This project is supported in part by:

BWGC-logo

Hilti tools - greyscale logo

Robert W. Deutsch

DHCD logo

dhcd logo - BWBB Sponsor

OSI Fellow 2018

This project is supported in part by:

BWGC-logo

Hilti greyscale

Robert W. Deutsch

DHCD logo

dhcd logo - BWBB Sponsor

OSI Fellow 2018

Black Women Build-Baltimore is committed to equal employment, participation, and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.
Black Women Build-Baltimore is committed to equal employment, participation, and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.