My name is Jessica Focht-Perlberg. As the MHNA Community Organizer, I have the awesome job of inclusive outreach and community engagement with Marcy-Holmes' residents. I work to get to know and understand who our members are, what matters most to them, and how we might best partner and collaborate to do good work that serves the shared interests and collective priorities of our neighborhood.

Contact me at to connect, engage, and collaborate. 



Building community takes many forms in Marcy-Holmes. Engage with your neighbors by getting involved in a broad range of neighborhood initiatives. 

Visit our FIND A PROJECT page for a full listing of various ways to get involved with the MHNA organization, currently active committees, task forces and specific projects.

Visit our EVENTS page for a full listing of upcoming MHNA meetings and events, all open to the public.

Contact to get involved in any of these specific projects:


Census 2020 - Don't let them count us out!  Join MHNA's registered “Complete Count Committee” and volunteer with our outreach efforts to help make sure everyone in our neighborhood gets counted in the 2020 Census, so Marcy-Holmes gets the resources and representation our community is entitled to.  

• COVID-19 Community ResponseSign up HERE to join the new MHNA COVID-19 Community Response task force, working on new pathways towards equitable community engagement and response to address both the short-term needs and the long-term future of our community.   

Greening projects in Marcy-Holmes: Get outside and join your neighbors (while maintaining safe social distancing!) to volunteer to beautify and care for our green spaces in Marcy-Holmes, by signing up for various greening project dates throughout the spring, summer and fall:

Sixth Avenue Greenway

Father Hennepin Park Stewards 

Organics Recycling: Join a growing collaborative of University students, residents, and organizations working together to expand awareness, education, and access to organics recycling in Marcy-Holmes.        

NEW - free organics drop-off site in Marcy-Holmes: Do you live on the East side of Marcy-Holmes and don't have access to organics recycling? Click HERE to sign up today to start dropping off your organics recycling at the NEW shared public neighborhood drop-off site hosted by University Lutheran Church of Hope (ULCH), located near Dinkytown at 601 13th Avenue SE.  Participants will receive organics recycling resource information, detailed instructions and an access code to the ULCH organics drop-off site.