NeighborWorks America in Baltimore

St. Ambrose is a member of the NeighborWorks Network. NeighborWorks America is a congressionally chartered organization that supports a network of 240 organizations across the nation who share a collective vision of building strong communities and creating affordable housing opportunities.

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!

Maybeth Morales-Davis, Director of Development and Public Relations at Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury: Waterbury, CT

Maybeth

Favorite meal in Baltimore?

Oysters at Ryleigh’s Oyster in Federal Hill

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.

James Ross, Relationship Manager at NeighborWorks America  in New Orleans, LAJames ross

Favorite meal in Baltimore?

Crabcakes at Koco’s!

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.

Amanda Meyers, Marketing Manager at Housing Development Corporation MidAtlantic: Lancaster, PA

Amanda Meyers.jpgFavorite meal or experience in Baltimore? 

Eating in Little Italy and coming out to see the lights strung up around the neighborhood. Walking around the harbor, watching the paddle boats, stopping by the World Trade Center for a moment of Reflection at the Sept. 11th memorial.

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 when I get back to my organization.

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Author: Carla Hinson

Housing, Baltimore, and also Brazil.

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