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Building Community,
Knowledge, and Wealth Together

Our News

MAR 2019

We are very pleased to announce we have been awarded and secured our first 2 grants.

City of Baltimore DHCD logo and Robert W. Duetsch Foundations logo

Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Grant and The Baltimore Department of Housing & Community Development Grant.

MAR 11, 2019

Executive Director Shelley Halstead pens op-ed that is published in the Baltimore Sun challenging the narrative of what is good development in a low income neighborhoods.

JAN 24, 2019

We did it! With your generosity we have made our first property acquisition.

Etting Block

We would like to thank all of our generous Donors and announce that we signed the contract for the Etting Street block!

OCT 31, 2018

OSI Fellowship Announcement

Shelley Halstead, Executive Director of Black Women Build-Baltimore, 2018

Black Women Build-Baltimore Founder Shelley Halstead announced as an OSI Baltimore 2018 Community Fellow.

MAR 2019

Baltimore Department of Housing & Community Development Grant

Robert W. Deutsch Foundation logo

We are very pleased to announce we have secured our secured our first 2 grants.
Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Grant and The Baltimore Department of Housing & Community Development Grant.

MAR 11, 2019

Executive Director Shelley Halstead pens op-ed that is published in the Baltimore Sun challenging the narrative of what is good development in a low income neighborhoods.

Shelley describes this missed opportunity to build affordable housing and home ownership but instead is a recycling of poverty for two generations.

JAN 24, 2019

Etting Block

We would like to thank all of our generous Donors and announce that we signed the contract for the Etting Street block!

OCT 31, 2018

Shelley Halstead, Executive Director of Black Women Build-Baltimore, 2018

Black Women Build-Baltimore Founder Shelley Halstead announced as an OSI Baltimore 2018 Community Fellow.

MAR 2019

Baltimore Department of Housing & Community Development Grant

Robert W. Deutsch Foundation logo

We are very pleased to announce we have been awarded and secured our first 2 grants.
Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Grant and The Baltimore Department of Housing & Community Development Grant.

JAN 24, 2019

Etting Block

We would like to thank all of our generous Donors and announce that we signed the contract for the Etting Street block!

MAR 11, 2019

Executive Director Shelley Halstead pens op-ed that is published in the Baltimore Sun challenging the narrative of what is good development in a low income neighborhoods.

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 email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

Our Mission

Black Women Build-Baltimore promotes social and economic freedom for black women in Baltimore through our home ownership initiative that provides trades-related training, comprehensive life-skills support, and a guided opportunity for home ownership.

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 promotes social and economic freedom for black women in Baltimore through our home ownership initiative that provides trades-related training, comprehensive life-skills support, and a guided opportunity for home ownership.

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 Leadership team & Organization.

Board

Shelly Halstead

Shelley Halstead

Executive Director

Shauna R. Brown

Shauna R. Brown

Board President

Kathleen Mitchell

Kathleen Mitchell

Board Secretary

Victoria R. Clark - BWB-B Board Treasurer

Victoria R. Clark

Board Treasurer

Advisory Board

Jael Humphrey

Attorney, Writer

Bree Jones

Founder, Parity Homes

Molly McCullagh

Program Associate, Southeast Community Development Corporation

Teresa Stephens

Director, Marketing and Community Outreach at Vacants to Value (Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development)

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 email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

This project is supported in part by:

Robert W. Deutsch

OSI Fellow 2018

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:

Robert W. Deutsch

OSI Fellow 2018

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:

Robert W. Deutsch

OSI Fellow 2018

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.