Black Women Build's founder believes that for Black women to guild intergenerational wealth, with the inherent security and prosperity it can generate, they must also learn the skills necessary to maintain that wealth. Home ownership and the ability to maintain that asset is one way this can be achieved. Each year 3 women acquire their homes though involvement in the home construction process. They are taught trades-related skills of carpentry, electrical work and plumbing, as well as financial and home ownership literacy skills. Black Women Build partners with architects, engineers, the City and State Departments of Housing and Community Development, and Neighborhood Housing Services.
BWGC funds support general operations for a materials manager and an hourly wage for each participant as she renovates her home over 4 months.