Know your Neighbor

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What does it mean to  “get to know your neighbor”? It is such a common phrase that is thrown around all the time. “Be a good neighbor”. “Get to know your neighbor”. I have come to realize that sometimes the … Continued

Like Lavender and Eucalyptus

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Cliff-side switchbacks descending into what seems a deepening fog.  Hundreds of great northern seals layered beach-lazy on the shoreline.  A small sign hung high above the road—“Yridises”—and I make a fast right, kicking up a dust cloud that only gathers … Continued

The Greatest Gifts

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  Pictured above is Zach Kopkin (far left) along with many of our Northside neighbors. Zach’s Americorps VISTA position at the Jackson Center ended this past Friday. Below, he reflects on his time in Northside as part of our Organizing … Continued

Wonderful News

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“We have wonderful news for you and Maggie,” the voice message began.  It was a message from a mother and daughter who connected to both the Jackson Center and Community Empowerment Fund months ago looking for affordable housing that was … Continued

Lessons Learned

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  Rachel Glasser has spent her past year at the Jackson Center as the  Coordinator for Youth Leadership and Education through the NC Campus Compact VISTA. As here time here comes to an end, she reflects here on what this … Continued