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Thanks Fox 45!

Fall Rebuilding Day was a success! Our volunteers made a huge impact on the Wilson Park Northern Community by improving five homes and public community spaces! We want to thank all of our hard-working volunteers for coming out early and working all day on these projects and FOX 45 for covering the event. Check out this great story that aired over the weekend, see coverage of our partners hard at work and talking about their experience!

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AmeriCorps Position Open!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can join this awesome team of people for a year of service to support our mission and build organizational capacity.

Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps is a National Direct AmeriCorps program with AmeriCorps members serving 10 months at Rebuilding Together affiliates around the country from mid-August 2018 through the end of June 2019. Members help improve the lives of low-income homeowners through hands-on home repairs and community outreach while earning an education award to help with educational expenses.

For general information about CapacityCorps click here.

See below for the position descriptions for our AmeriCorps Project Coordinator

AmeriCorps Project Coordinator 2018-2019

 

Click here to apply

 

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Honoring Wilson Park’s Founder

Harry O. Wilson Sr.’s Commemorative Plaque

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Rebuilding Together Baltimore Staff was thrilled to join Councilman Bill Henry and other community members on Sunday December 17th, to commemorate Harry O. Wilson; the founder of Wilson Park. Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation has designated Harry O. Wilson Sr.’s former home at 4423 Craddock Avenue as a historic landmark. Who was Harry O. Wilson Sr.? He was a successful businessman, banker, and philanthropist. He was the son of the first black principal in the Baltimore city school system. He founded  Wilson’s Bank, which provided banking services to African American families that they could not access at neighboring banks. Harry Wilson’s bank was also one of the few banks to survive the Great Depression.
In 1917, Harry Wilson purchased land which we now know as Wilson Park from German Americans who had difficulties selling the land because of anti-German sentiment. He then built homes on the land establishing the Wilson Park neighborhood. The Wilson Park neighborhood provided an alternative suburban life-style for a growing affluent African American population that, at the time, was stifled by laws preventing black families from living in similar neighborhoods even if they could afford to.

A century later Harry O. Wilson is getting the recognition he deserves and the house that started a community has been eternalized as a Baltimore City landmark. Mabel Smith purchased the home on Craddock Avenue in 1992. At the time, the building was boarded up and in very bad shape. Mabel and her husband Walton did a full renovation that took close to 5 years. In 1997 they moved in.

Councilman Bill Henry and community members on the porch of Harry O. Wilson Sr.’s House

On Sunday December 17, 2017, Mabel Smith and her family hosted a reception at her home to commemorate the new landmark status and celebrate the legacy of Harry O. Wilson Sr. A ceremonial street sign designating Craddock Avenue as “Harry Wilson Way” has been placed at the corner of Craddock and Coldspring Lane.

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GEDCO CARES Renovation Project 2017

 

Rebuilding Together Baltimore continues to build on our investment in the Greater Govans community. On November 10, we gave GEDCO CARES a makeover! GEDCO CARES provides many important services to the Greater Govans community. They help our neighbors who are homeless, hungry, and those that need jobs/ job readiness assistance. GEDCO CARES connects individuals with food through their food pantry service, helps individuals update their resumes and find jobs, provides computer competency training, and many other services that have a direct impact in helping people in the neighborhood with basic needs.

 

Though GEDCO CARES has a small space, they serve a lot of people in the Govans area and their impact in the community is important. We are very excited to have the opportunity to assist them by giving the space a fresh look. Over 40 volunteers from Cricket Wireless and Towson University assisted with a new paint job, and installations of furniture and equipment that will help CARES continue to provide services more smoothly and more efficiently. Join us in commending CARES for the work they do every day to help community members find jobs, access food, and find other critical services.

 

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Thank you to all of our Building a Healthy Neighborhood Partners

Check out this video to see what BaHN is all about.

And many thanks to these additional partners:

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Read the Baltimore Sun article about Building a Healthy Neighborhood here

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Volunteer With Us for Building a Healthy Neighborhood Sept. 11th and 12th!

7th ANNUAL BUILDING A HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2017

BaHN 2017 Volunteer One Pager (07.11.17)

TWO DAYS OF VOLUNTEERING

HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS

LOW INCOME HOMEOWNERS’ HOMES REPAIRED

COMMUNITY SPACE RESTORED

THOUSANDS OF LIVES TRANSFORMED

Govans is a historic area in North Baltimore City. At the height of the mid-20th century, Govans was a thriving shopping district and destination for people from all over Baltimore. In the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Govans experienced a decline as did many parts of Baltimore City. The area was also particularly hard hit by the recent foreclosure crisis. Govans is home to diverse housing stock, numerous faith-based institutions and small, family-owned businesses. Rebuilding Together Baltimore is dedicated to helping long-time residents to stay in their homes and promoting a healthier, thriving community.

Monday, September 11 & Tuesday, September 12 Schedule:

8:00am: Check-In begins

8:30am: Volunteer welcome 8:50am: Volunteers begin work

12:30pm: Volunteer lunch

1:15pm: Volunteers resume work

4:00pm: Volunteer work ends

Register Today! Click here to sign up!

 

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You’re invited to the September 9th Community Resource Fair!

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WHO: You! And hundreds of your neighbors

WHAT: Children’s activities PLUS resources on health, education, housing, services for older adults, addiction, nutrition, and MORE. BBQ lunch for the first 200 people!

WHERE: The Church of the Redeemed of our Lord, 4321 Old York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212

WHEN: Saturday, September 9th from 11AM-3PM

WHY: The Community Resource Fair is part of Building a Healthy Neighborhood (BaHN), an event sponsored by Rebuilding Together and Lowe’s that will bring together over 500 volunteers to provide critical home repairs, energy efficiency updates, and numerous health and safety modifications to over 10 neighborhood homes.  Volunteers will also revitalize Willow Avenue Park and complete beautification projects, impacting the entire neighborhood.

The Community Resource Fair is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Click here for our flyer– please share with others!

Interested in having a table for your agency or organization at the Resource Fair? Click here.

 

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Host a table at the September 9th Community Resource Fair

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In the spirit of collaboration and building healthy neighborhoods, we have planned a community resource fair for Saturday, September 9th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Church of the Redeemed of our Lord, 4321 Old York Road, Baltimore, 21212. The Community Resource Fair is part of Building a Healthy Neighborhood (BaHN), an event sponsored by Rebuilding Together and Lowe’s that will bring together over 500 volunteers to provide critical home repairs, energy efficiency updates, and numerous health and safety modifications to over 10 neighborhood homes. Volunteers will also revitalize Willow Avenue Park and complete beautification projects, impacting the entire neighborhood. We invite you or representatives from your organization to join us in providing information, screenings, access to your services, or whatever you believe is appropriate at the Community Resource Fair.

If you are interested in serving the Greater Govans community by participating in the fair, please see our Community Resource Fair Invitation letter for more information.

Please fill out the registration form no later than Friday, August 18. Completed forms can be mailed or emailed.  One of Rebuilding Together’s staff will follow up with you to confirm your registration.

The Community Resource Fair is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

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Building a Healthy Neighborhood and Handyman Information

Rebuilding Together Baltimore has two separate programs that cover the Wilson Park Northern neighborhood.  To see which project you can potentially qualify for, click on the following link to a new and updated flyer for more information. Wilson Park BaHN and Handyman Flyer

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Phone: (410) 889-2710
Fax: (443) 586-0785
Email: info@rtbaltimore.org

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