NOVEMBER 2021 NEWS

ETTING STREET OPEN HOUSE
Shelley Halstead & Miss Poinsetta during BWBB Etting Street Open House celebration.
Shelley and Miss Poinsetta

MESSaGE FROM SHELLEY

On Oct 21st, BWBB hosted its second Open House. There were lots of visitors from the community, including city officials and donors. We now have seven completed houses on Etting Street, welcomed three new homeowners, and added new headquarters for BWBB.

Our beloved neighbor, Miss Poinsetta’s birthday, coincided with our Open House; we celebrated collectively! She shared that BWBB’s presence in the neighborhood was the gift she had been waiting for.

We appreciate everyone who joined us in our celebration. Your support means a lot and fuels us as we journey forward.


Onward!

‘BWBB is a shining example of what is possible…We couldn’t be more grateful for the organization and the vision, and the commitment to doing this in Baltimore.’
Alice Kennedy, DHCD ComMissioner

BWBB 2021 RECOGNITION

Shelley with Preservation Maryland Award
BWBB AWARDED THE 'SMART GROWTH EXCELLENCE AWARD'
Preservation Maryland is honored to shine a spotlight on the ceaseless work of our Best of Maryland Award winners – volunteers, stewards, artisans, and elected officials doing the essential work of protecting the places that make Maryland such a special place to live, work, explore – and celebrate. We were very happy to be among this year’s winners.
BWBB AWARDED 2021 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING’S ‘SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AWARD’
The Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards celebrate significant achievements by individuals, businesses, organizations and local governments to realize the 12 planning visions adopted by the Maryland General Assembly. The annual awards promote exemplary work that represents or inspires collaboration, innovation, conservation, community impact and quality of life..

CREATING COMMUNITY - NEIGHBORHOOD STORIES

Meet first time homeowner Chanelle Austin!
Chanelle in action at the community gardening cleanup at the corner of Etting and Preston, across from St. Catherine’s Church.
Chanelle in action at the community gardening cleanup at the corner of Etting and Preston, across from St. Katherine’s Church.

Hello, Druid Height’s Community!

My name is Chanelle, and I’m an enthusiastic first-time homeowner in the community. As the end of the year is approaching, I have begun to reflect on what being a part of the Druid Heights community means. And, I have been thinking about ways I can contribute my hobbies of gardening, baking, and the lite carpentry skills I acquired with Black Women Build Baltimore to benefit my community.

Recently I participated in the community gardening cleanup at the corner of Etting and Preston, across from St. Katherine’s Church.  I appreciate Memorial Episcopal Church for spearheading this project. Looking forward to collaborating with them in the future and discussing ways to sustain the garden and ensuring that our voices are prioritized. 
Chanelle Austin
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