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Building Community,
Knowledge, and Wealth Together

JAN 24, 2019

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

We would like to thank all of our generous Donors and announce that we signed the contract for the Etting Street block! This is an exciting first step for Black Women Build – Baltimore, but it is just the beginning, we still need your support!
Visit our Donation page and find out how you can pitch in!

Etting Block

Etting Block

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

We would like to thank all of our generous Donors and announce that we signed the contract for the Etting Street block! This is an exciting first step for Black Women Build – Baltimore, but it is just the beginning, we still need your support!
Visit our Donation page and find out how you can pitch in!

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.

Shelley-Halstead
Shelley Halstead

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

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By SHEILAH KAST & MAUREEN HARVIE • DEC 18, 2018

Shelia Kast from WYPR Interviews OSI 2018 Fellows Shelley Halstead – Black Women Build Baltimore; and Fred Watkins – Lil’ Laughs

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Shelley-Halstead
Shelley Halstead

OSI_2018 all white logo

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

read bio

WYPR logo

By SHEILAH KAST & MAUREEN HARVIE • DEC 18, 2018

Shelia Kast from WYPR Interviews OSI 2018 Fellows Shelley Halstead – Black Women Build Baltimore; and Fred Watkins – Lil’ Laughs

Listen now

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

01

Mission

Our mission is to provide home ownership opportunities by training and working with Black women to fix, repair, and renovate homes while providing support for life-based skills.
02

Goals

Black Women Build- Baltimore works to bring home ownership to Black women in Baltimore. We do this by training local community members in trades-related skills through home improvement projects. We work to bring an intersectional approach to dismantling the barriers that work against our ability to thrive.
03

Values

Black women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity for their inherent worth as human beings.
04

Intersectionality

Black Women Build – Baltimore understands that oppression is experienced at the intersection of identities, conditions, systems, policies, and practices; therefore, we address barriers that make difficult the ability for Black women to thrive.
01

Mission

Our mission is to provide home ownership opportunities by training and working with Black women to fix, repair, and renovate homes while providing support for life-based skills.
02

Goals

Black Women Build- Baltimore works to bring home ownership to Black women in Baltimore. We do this by training local community members in trades-related skills through home improvement projects. We work to bring an intersectional approach to dismantling the barriers that work against our ability to thrive.
03

Values

Black women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity for their inherent worth as human beings.
04

Intersectionality

Black Women Build – Baltimore understands that oppression is experienced at the intersection of identities, conditions, systems, policies, and practices; therefore, we address barriers that make difficult the ability for Black women to thrive.

Who we are. Learn more about our Leadership team & Organization.

Shelley Halstead

Executive Director

Jael Humphrey

Board President

Victoria R. Clark

Board Secretary

Shauna R. Brown

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 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

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