Press: Shelley interviewed by Jennifer E. Mabry at AARP

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Attorney and Master Carpenter Empowering Women With Homeownership
Shelley Halstead’s efforts are transforming abandoned row houses and lives​

interview introduction

Shelley Halstead was a corporate attorney, but didn’t feel like the job was her calling. It wasn’t until the 52-year-old got the idea to help women renovate crumbling row houses in Baltimore that she felt she’d found her true work.

Halstead, who is the founder and executive director of Black Women Build-Baltimore didn’t come to the project unprepared. She had experience as a carpenter as well as a passion for helping communities. In her own words, Halstead shares how her career has evolved.
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