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1736 Magazine: Augusta native takes helm of Turn Back The Block revitalization organization

Turn Back The Block’s new executive director seeks to bolster community partnerships to more rapidly rebuild Augusta’s historic Harrisburg neighborhood. Just a few weeks into her role as executive director of Turn Back The Block, Ashley Brown needed a permit for a home the nonprofit planned to build at 1922 Battle Row. Such a routine task is part and parcel of leading an organization dedicated to revitalizing Augusta’s historic Harrisburg neighborhood. There was just one little hitch: Brown had never
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Turn Back the Block welcomed LaDonna D. and her two sons to 2014 Battle Row in June. The three-bedroom, 2 bathroom house is the perfect space for this family. Learn more about LaDonna and why she chose Harrisburg to call home.

Turn Back The Block Welcomes New Executive Director

Ashley Brown takes helm of Harrisburg neighborhood advocacy organization Turn Back The Block has named Ashley Brown as Executive Director of the faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing Augusta’s Historic Harrisburg neighborhood. An Augusta native, Brown has more than two decades of experience in sales, education, volunteer management, and fundraising. “I have deep roots in Augusta and I’m so excited to be a part of what Turn Black The Block is doing to promote home ownership and bring new vibrancy to the Harrisburg Neighborhood,” Brown said. “I’m honored to
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TBTB Welcomes Week Long Block Party

Volunteers from Fayetteville, Tennessee worked long and hard with the FROGS last week through mission outreach with Trinity on the Hill. Typically our block parties last half a morning, but TBTB was lucky enough to have several volunteers work with us all week. They worked hard and diligently, and we are sure they learned a lot about construction, demolition, and the Harrisburg neighborhood. They installed insulation, hung siding, and assisted with wiring at our new construction site 2014 Battle Row.
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Block Party March 23

Volunteer with us on March 23, and help us haul off some home debris leftover from the demolition earlier this month at 1922 Battle Row. We need 20 volunteers to help get this done. We’ll start at 8:30 a.m. and if we have 20 people, it’ll be finished quickly. Sign up to volunteer here.