There is no place like home. I should know — I still reside at my childhood home in Flatbush, experiencing firsthand the issues faced by Brooklynites. Both of my parents immigrated from Jamaica in search of a better life for themselves and their families. As a child, my mother, former New York City Council Member Dr. Una S. T. Clarke, ensured that I understood the importance of community activism and how to affect real change in our society. Her efforts and my passion for our community inspired me to follow in her footsteps, making us the first mother-daughter succession in New York City Council history.