Jackie Cherryhomes: "It's Everything You Should Want"

When Jackie Cherryhomes first moved to North Minneapolis, there was no one else living on her block. As she learned more and more about her neighborhood, she began to see a need for intentional community building and rose to the challenge saying, "If I was going to live there, I wasn't going to live in my house. I was going to live in my community." This sparked her to start block clubs and eventually serve on the city council. We met up with Jackie at a coffeeshop to talk about the importance of leaning into new spaces and being open to different perspectives - that, she identified, is the key to the success of Homewood, diverse people seeking to have honest and difficult dialogues.