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.