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Blake MacKenzie

Blake MacKenzie

Blake MacKenzie's journey with Habitat began in 2013, and in that time he's worked as a Development Assistant Intern, Advocacy Intern, Development Associate, and is now the Communications Specialist. Prior to Habitat, he graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with majors in English Writing and Biology and a minor in Chemistry, and worked as a Community Organizer. He's an avid reader, makes a good risotto, and enjoys the great outdoors.

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Recent Posts

Meet Josie Duffy Rice, Racial Justice Activist

Posted at 12:34 PM on October 15, 2020

After George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police on May 25, protests against racism and police brutality swept the country....

Odds are, you know a renter who could buy a home with Habitat

Posted at 10:13 AM on July 9, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Listen, learn, and take action

Posted at 4:03 PM on June 9, 2020

With a monumental social uprising coming during a global health crisis, there’s no doubt the last few weeks have been some of...

Answers to your Questions about our Virtual Gala

Posted at 1:14 PM on April 27, 2020

Are you ready to create homes from the comfort of yours? Our (virtual) Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala is coming up on Saturday, May...

Juanita's Family Weathers COVID-19 in their Habitat Home

Posted at 3:57 PM on April 7, 2020

“It shouldn’t take a crisis to show how important housing is.”-Juanita, Habitat homeowner since 1995

In 1995, Juanita,...

Top 5 Reasons to Join AmeriCorps

Posted at 3:52 PM on March 12, 2020

Post by Kristal Sawatzke and Blake MacKenzie, Twin Cities Habitat Staff

March 8-14, 2020, is National AmeriCorps Week! Here at...

Race and Housing Series: Rondo and I-94—A Conversation with Nick Khaliq

Posted at 11:18 AM on February 14, 2020

Twin Cities Habitat has a core value of Equity and Inclusion which states: “We promote racial equity and strive to increase...

Turning Impossible into Possible with Habitat

Posted at 10:00 AM on January 7, 2020

“I didn’t think it was a possibility—owning a home felt so far out of reach.”

Ikram had spent years moving from apartment to...

Race and Housing Series: Redlining and Resistance – An Interview with Dr. Brittany Lewis

Posted at 1:39 PM on December 26, 2019

Twin Cities Habitat has a core value of Equity and Inclusion which states: “We promote racial equity and strive to increase...

You Help the Seed of Homeownership Bloom

Posted at 9:54 AM on November 13, 2019

Receiving the key to your home is a profound moment. Especially for LeAndra. When the key to her Habitat home was placed in...