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Congratulations to our Real Estate Co-Powerment Graduates!

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The second cohort of graduates of the Real Estate Co-Powerment Series were honored at the 1st Annual Healthy Neighborhoods Celebration on November 16th, 2017.

Congratulations to our graduates:

Kent Bey
Sharnay Hearn Davis
Joanna Deming
Denise Edwards
Jerry Gaudi
Jody Guy
Donna Jackson
Tenesha Smith
Blythe Stephens
Shawn Taylor
Deidra Washington
Lenita Wiley
Nina Young

As part of the graduation presentation, Co-Powerment Graduate, Denise Edwards provided a testament on behalf of the cohort, about the gap that the Co-Powerment Series is filling in our local neighborhood development process.

Denise Edwards and her guest at the Healthy Neighborhoods Celebration

“The Real Estate Co-Powerment series helps any person with a heart to create a more healthy community through increasing our understanding of real estate redevelopment and how we can properly work with city and private agencies to accomplish our goals. The series has given me the knowledge and know how. What followed was the confidence to believe in the process. Confidence then gave way to courage. Some folks participate in the cohort for personal reasons, some for professional reasons. No matter the individual purpose, we all want our communities to be healthy.”

-Denise Edwards, Graduate

Here’s what other graduates have to say about participating in the series:

“The Real Estate Co-Powerment Series was very beneficial to my professional and personal growth”

” My knowledge overall has increased ten-fold. I think it will be extremely valuable to the success of my business”

“The best thing about the Real Estate Co-Powerment Series has been learning that there is a systematic way to reconstruct a neighborhood, and that there are clear processes to do that.”

To date, we have graduated 23 local individuals from the Real Estate Co-Powerment Series. Interested participants can apply for the Spring 2018 Series at\apply. For more information on the Real Estate Co-Powerment Series email:

About the Real Estate Co-Powerment Series:

The Real Estate Co-Powerment Series is an education platform co-created by Neighborhood Allies and Omicelo Cares. The program demystifies the real estate development process, explains it’s associated terminology and brings to light the productive role community members and organization play in the real estate and economic development inside their neighborhoods.

About Omicelo Cares:

Omicelo Cares is a nonprofit organization that believes neighborhoods can create promise for all community members. Their mission is to use real estate and business principles to advance the education of community members in gentrifying neighborhoods.

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    Mrs.Linda Edward Walls

    Congratulations Denise Edwards ( Lovely) ???. When can you put us in our ranch style house?

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