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Christy Ohlrogge

Christy Ohlrogge

Christy Ohlrogge joins us as an AmeriCorps Service Member looking to step into new opportunities to make a difference as a communicator for change. Having lived in the Twin Cities her entire life, she plans to use her degree in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota to help others and advocate for change to improve quality of life in Minnesota. She loves cats, food, photography, and watches a plethora of shows on TV (including anime).

Building Community Blog

If you read our blogs frequently, you know that being an AmeriCorps member with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a great experience. Many past and current members have fond memories of their time serving. More memories were made when AmeriCorps alumni members gathered for a reunion build in the middle of winter - facing cold, snow, and ice to build at our Whitall location.

Welcome all, to the adventure of the 2018-19 AmeriCorps members! Every year, our AmeriCorps members take a trip to learn more about themselves and their service. 

Whether that's personal growth that could extend to their site, learning new ideas from another affiliate, or gaining more passion toward Habitat's mission, our members always come back with something to bring to the table in their own service.

This year, our trip was one with the goal of learning about the affordable housing crisis in one of the most expensive cities in the country to live in. I'll take you along for the ride of a lifetime from Minnesota, through St. Louis, and on to Nashville, Tennessee. 

On January 21, AmeriCorps members across Minnesota gathered in service to honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by serving at a different organization than their own service site. Each year, these events are sponsored by the InterCorps Council of Minnesota, and all the State, National, and VISTA programs have the opportunity to come together and make an impact.

This year, members were serving as volunteers doing activities such as: sorting and collecting donations, event support, serving food, and other various tasks to help our communities on and around MLK Day!

Dedications are one of the special pieces of Habitat's program. They help show the impact stable, affordable housing has on families that partner with us. They also give the opportunity to bring a community together to celebrate and "send the family off to success beyond their dreams," as Board Member Dan Shapiro wished one of the celebrated families this past week.

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