Volume VIII | August 29, 2017
Welcome to the August Newsletter! In this newsletter we're throwing a spotlight on NeighborWorks America and some of our other community partners and supporters.

St. Ambrose is a member of the NeighborWorks Network. NeighborWorks is a congressionally chartered organization that supports a network of 240 organizations across the nation that share a collective vision of building strong communities and creating affordable housing opportunities.
NeighborWorks Staff and organization leaders from Baltimore with a panel of funders (front row, seated: left to right) Frank McNeil, PNC Community Development Banking; Gregory Tucker, Transamerica Public Affairs; Amy Kleine, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

Panelists are posing with the NeighborWorks Book.
NeighborWorks comes to Baltimore! 
In late July NeighborWorks staff and network members gathered together for a peer sharing of lessons learned and best practices from our work. It was a reunion of the Northeast and Southern regions of the NeighborWorks network and Baltimore had the special privilege of playing host to this diverse and driven group of housing and community development leaders.
While enjoying the conference and learning from our peers, we connected with a few of the attendees to find out what they learned at the meeting, and what they loved about Baltimore!
Amanda Meyers
Best thing about the NeighborWorks convening?
New connections! Networking with peers and understanding how each other’s shops work was extremely beneficial. I’m leaving with names and email addresses of people I can continue to connect with.
James Ross
NeighborWorks Staff in New Orleans, LA

Something interesting you learned in Baltimore?
Learning about how  eHome America started. I knew some of the founders of the program, but I didn’t know how everyone was really brought together to make it happen- that was really cool.
Maybeth Morales-Davis  
Something you’re excited to take back to your organization?
There are so many things that I have to take away, but especially being more organized. I know that I can save so much time with an editorial calendar and making the time to create a plan will be a big help in the long run.
To see the full interviews check out our blog .
Community Connections
left to right: Cheryl Hinton, St. Ambrose CFO; Brian Glou, Bank of America Home Loans Manager; Gerard Joab, St. Ambrose Executive Director

St. Ambrose accepts a check from Bank of America to support our Housing Counseling programs.
Owen Jarvis, Director of Legal Services, answers a legal question at an event held at the Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center in Baltimore County. Owen presented to Turner Station community members on the importance of wills, estate planning, and other topics related to preserving stable homeownership.
50 Stories Feature
Lakia Diggs started a school supplies drive at St. Ambrose in 2014 for school aged children in our rental homes and in our Parent-Child Homesharing program. This year Lakia and her daughter Sa'Nyia took a year off as Lakia focuses her energy on opening her own hair salon , but we were able to catch up for a few minutes this summer to hear their story and learn about what inspires the mother-daughter pair to give back.

Find this story and more at Stambrose50.org 
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center
321 E 25th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Bank of America


Eastern Savings Bank

City of Baltimore

Housing Partnership Network

Wells Fargo
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