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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.

YouTube preview with three images. Left: Dr. Josie Johnson, speaking in a green shirt and black jacket. Middle: Sharon Sayles Belton in a gray patterned shirt and gray jacket. Right: Josie Duffy Rice in a purple shirt.

An Inspiring Conversation with Racial Justice Activists [VIDEO]

It was a conversation we'll never forget. Last week, at our Women of Habitat Hope Builders Fundraising Luncheon, civil rights icon Dr. Josie Johnson had an engaging conversation with her granddaughter and activist Josie Duffy Rice. We were so lucky...

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Josie Duffy Rice, in a bright red sweater, smiling with her arms crossed.

Meet Josie Duffy Rice, Racial Justice Activist

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

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LaShonda and her family sitting at the kitchen table playing Uno.

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

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

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Listen, learn, and take action

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

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A group at the 2019 Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala, wearing a variety of construction-related costumes.

Answers to your Questions about our Virtual Gala

Are you ready to create homes from the comfort of yours? Our (virtual) Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala is coming up on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.!

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Juanita and her family

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

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

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Two AmeriCorps members working together on a roof.

Top 5 Reasons to Join AmeriCorps

Post by Kristal Sawatzke and Blake MacKenzie, Twin Cities Habitat Staff March 8-14, 2020, is National AmeriCorps Week! Here at Twin Cities Habitat...

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

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

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Ikram with the keys to her new Habitat home.

Turning Impossible into Possible with Habitat

“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 apartment, mostly in...

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Dr. Lewis.

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

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

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