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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

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...

Following in His Father's Footsteps

Posted at 1:33 PM on November 4, 2019

As a child growing up in Jamaica, Garfield Bowen watched his dad, Eric, build homes for others. Today, Garfield finds himself...

Race and Housing Series: Government's Role in Housing Segregation

Posted at 4:18 PM on October 16, 2019

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

How to make a difference in the affordable housing crisis

Posted at 4:05 PM on September 16, 2019

Our five-year, $55 million fundraising campaign to double Habitat homeownership opportunities for local families, Multiplying...

Success in School Starts at Home

Posted at 10:45 AM on September 12, 2019

Kalia loves her job as a second-grade teacher at Hope Community Academy in St. Paul. And she deeply knows how important a...

Kera bought a home with Habitat. Now she's giving back.

Posted at 2:03 PM on August 23, 2019

When Kera saw the Habitat volunteer opportunity pop up at work, she jumped on it. A full volunteer day would give her the...