Our Mission

Our mission is to provide or to rehabilitate dwelling accommodations for persons and families of lower income and to provide family well-being through access to employment and schools and to provide a pathway to educational and entrepreneurial training opportunities for families in the Raleigh-Durham area(s).

Our Vision

Our goal is to provide a pathway to home ownership for under-served communities through entrepreneurship opportunities, financial literacy and educational opportunities and to wisely use our time, talents, and resources to bless others by:

  • Giving away 3 houses annually
  • Providing assistance to closing costs
  • Providing educational and employment programs

Our Values

Board Members

Our Team combines experience, compassion, entrepreneurship, and mentorship.

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Yolanda Robinson

Executive Director

Yolanda Robinson holds more than 10 years experience in multiple facets of real estate, property management and construction.

As a woman owned business owner, Yolanda currently owns three companies and has now launched her first non-profit “Building Dreams with Faith and Grace Foundation, Inc. The non-profit will be to provide or to rehabilitate dwelling accommodations for persons and families of low income.

Yolanda is very passionate about helping people learn entrepreneurship and home ownership.

Shaheerah Stewart

Shaheerah Stewart

Assistant Executive Director

Shaheerah Stewart, is the Assistant Executive Director of Building Dream with Faith and Grace. She is a New Jersey native, but North Carolina has become her home over the last ten years.

Since 2010 she has launched three successful businesses. Shaheerah is very active in the community, planning several community-based events in the wake county area and serving as the PTA president for the last three years. Non-profit appeals to her natural nature. Shaheerah strongly believes in giving back, second chances, and building dreams!

Felicia Etheridge-Garcia

Executive Administrator
Felicia works very closely with departments providing administrative assistance. She serves as the primary contact for external offices. She provides technical and logistical support on special projects.

Felicia serves with 35 years of administrative experience. Ms. Garcia secured her first non-profit experience through AmeriCorp as an Administrative Assistant and was then given the opportunity to serve in the capacity as Mentor Coordinator. In this role, she had hands-on experience with grant writing for different programs within the agency.