SPRING 2022 NEWS

BWBB Laurens Street Project
Laurens Street Project
Shelley Halstead, Founder & Executive Director

MESSaGE FROM SHELLEY

Spring has sprung and we are busy rebuilding houses. A lot of good things have happened since our last newsletter and we would like to share some of them with you. BWBB won the Urban Initiative Award from Zumtobel, the Austrian lighting company, and I will be traveling to Dornbirn in May to accept our award. Guinness realized that beer and building go together (only after the job is done of course!) — so we helped create a small batch to highlight our work, appropriately named ‘High Vis Cream Ale’. And lastly, BWBB was part of the Advancing Cities Initiative awarded by JP Morgan Chase. This award allows us to hire more staff who help build our houses, train our participants, and keep our organization running smoothly. It has been a long time coming and I am grateful for every person who supports us and sees the value in all the work we do. Our goal is to rebuild 10 houses in 2022. With your support, we will no doubt get there together!

Onward!
2021 ZUMBOTEL GROUP AWARD

INNOVATIONS FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND HUMANITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Our category: URBAN DEVELOPMENTS & INITIATIVES
Shelley receiving Zumtobel Group Award 2021
COLLABORATION WITH GUINNESS

‘HIGH VIS CREAM ALE’ IS NOW AVAILABLE AT GUINESS OPEN GATE BREWERY

BWBB+Guiness High Vis Cream Ale release event
JPMORGAN CHASE AWARD

$600K OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS FOR BWBB AS PART OF THE ADVANCING CITIES INITIATIVE

JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday announced that it would give $5 million over the next three years to Baltimore City’s Prioritizing Our Women’s Economic Rise Collaborative (POWER), which will generate wealth-building opportunities for Black, Latina and Hispanic women residing in the 21223 zip code and surrounding neighborhoods.
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SPRING COHORT

Meet our new Participants! We are pleased to introduce Dominique Stewart and Tekia Bradley.
Dominique Stewart
Dominique Stewart
Tekia Bradley
Tekia Bradley
SPRING 2022 GRATITUDE

DONATED SHEETROCK + VOLUNTEERS FROM JEFFREY BROWN CONTRACTING FOR INSTALLATION!

Thank you JBC!
They were both skilled and enthusiastic while volunteering for 2 days of rock installation. Full list of volunteers and more pics on our website!
We would also like to thank the following companies for the sheetrock donations:
Janus Contracting
Centerline Construction Company
Aegis Mechanical Corporation
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donated sheetrock - Spring 2022 BWBB

SPRING BWBB COMMUNITY CLEANUP

SPRING BWBB COMMUNITY CLEANUP
We would like to thank all those that turned out for our community clean up on 4/24/22
Our group efforts will help create a community environment we can all be proud of!

NEW FACES IN OUR ORG

We are excited to welcome some new faces

BWBB Team
L to R top: Dena Fisher, Community and Social Engagement; Tekia Bradley, Participant; Tonika Garibaldi, Program Manager; Mehret Bedesso, Administrative Assistant; Shelley Halstead, Executive Director; Arman Mizani, Construction Lead/Instructor; L to R bottom: Nelson Sanza, Carpenter Lead; Samara Fraser, Materials Assistant/Laborer; Dominique Stewart, Participant.
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Creating community, knowledge, and wealth together.

This project is supported in part by:
Bank of America
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Baltimore Department of Housing & Community Development Grant

Black Women Build-Baltimore is an equal employer. You do not need to identify as Black or a woman to apply but as a mission-based organization, we center Black women. 

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