DEC 1, 2020

Brick by Brick

It has been a long year on Etting Street…
Before
We welcomed our new cohort to rebuild the second set of houses. Bryanna, Chanelle, and Shandria started on August 17th and have stepped up to the challenge of rebuilding their houses. In addition to our new participants, BWBB has hired its first employee, Tonika Garibaldi, as Materials and Program Manager. We also have our first intern, Erina Kironde, and have brought on our newest board member, Charrise Alexander and newest advisory board member, Danielle Ford.

You can learn more about all of them on our Team page

PARTICIPANTS IN ACTION

We set electrical boxes and installed recessed lights, insulated walls and ceilings, tiled bathrooms, and are onto flooring and trim. Three months in and things are starting to shape up. Check out more of our work in our Instagram feed

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Shandria and Erina work on block infill
Chanelle and Bryanna insert recessed lighting
Chanelle and Bryanna insert recessed lighting

We have managed to keep our work environment COVID safe and free by wearing masks and gloves, labelling equipment, and social distancing while we eat our lunch. Our hope it that you are staying safe and well too.

Due to Covid we have not been able to reach out to as many women or programs where potential participants are involved. So please spread the word about us! We will start a new cohort in the Spring 2021 to begin another three houses in March.

BWBB in the news

We have had quite a bit of press recently, and we want to make sure you are in the loop!
Our first home owner and ED interviewed for NPR’s Marketplace
Catch up with Quanshay Henderson, our very first participant at BWBB and new advisory board member, on Marketplace
It was Sunday morning, and Quanshay Henderson wore jeans, work boots — and a mask, though not for the reason we wear them now. This was in early March, before the coronavirus pandemic had really arrived in Baltimore. Henderson was suited up for a cleaning party.
We are excited to announce that Shelley had a guest appearance on the Kelly Clarkson Show where we were gifted $50,000! We are so grateful, and plan to buy a van for our use and begin building an office/community space with the remainder.
CNBC Select spoke with Shelley Halstead, founder and director of Black Women Build-Baltimore about her definition of generational wealth and why it matters in America.
cnbc logo - color Shelley talks about the mindset of generational wealth and how to build it. Black women learn homeownership – from tool belt to closing the deal CNBC Select spoke with Shelley Halstead, founder and director of Black Women Build-Baltimore about her definition of generational wealth and why it matters in America.
By Megan DeMatteo

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CSM_LogoWe have also received great press in the Christian Science Monitor. To learn more about how we came to be check out the article here: Black women learn homeownership – from tool belt to closing the deal
By Sophie Hills

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Thank you for your continued support!

Home ownership is a distant dream for far too many Black women in this country, and we value all support. This is a space where Black women can learn, plan, and execute their goals.

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