Committed to a brighter future for children, neighbors and communities.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

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Recent News

  • Save the Date

Save the Date

Save the Date for this year’s 16th Annual Golf Scramble!


  • Commitment:


Commitment. This word can be used to describe a family from One Hope Church in Athens who was determined to finish what they started even in the midst of COVID-19. Earlier this week, this […]

Covid-19 Health Information

Please see the following map for Covid-19 Health Information:



  • A Celebration of Children

A Celebration of Children

This year, on April 30th, Brook Avenue Elementary will host a family event to celebrate El Día del Niño. There will be lots of fun activities to celebrate the laughter, joy, and other contributions that children bring into our lives. But, equally as important, the event itself is a testament to the way parent voices are also being celebrated at Brook Avenue.

  • Student-Led Conferences

Student-Led Conferences

Students Bring Learning to Life through Student-Led Conferences

A couple of weeks ago all across the Alta Vista campus, students in Kindergarten through 5th grade sat down with their parents to share about their goals […]

  • Grassroots Teen Leadership – Our FutureLeaders

Grassroots Teen Leadership – Our FutureLeaders

The Grassroots Teen Leadership (GTL) program is well under way at Waco High School and Rapoport High School. Students receive practical leadership skills training and work together to create a community action plan of […]

  • Peoples Law School

Peoples Law School

Thank you Baylor Law and all of the sponsors for hosting an event to help educate Wacoans about many different legal topics.

Make plans to attend!

  • We Passed!

We Passed!

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires all housing counselors to pass a certification test As of today, 100% of our counselors have passed the test.

If you are needing help becoming […]

  • Welcome Jocelyn Williams

Welcome Jocelyn Williams

My name is Jocelyn Williams and I am the new Community Organizer for Grassroots Community Development East Waco Community. I am a native of Columbia, Maryland and came to live and love Waco by […]

  • Annual Community Christmas Party

Annual Community Christmas Party

It’s time for our Annual Community Christmas Party! We hope you can join us as we invite the community for a time for food and fellowship (come&go).

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pmCST
Location: 1624 Colcord Ave, Waco […]

  • Roof & Bounce Repair Program

Roof & Bounce Repair Program

Grassroots Community Development is proud to announce a phase V of its highly successful roof repair program to help low-income families with repairing their roofs.

  • Fair Housing

Fair Housing

The Civil Rights Act of 1968 - Fair Housing Act, prohibited discrimination in housing sales, rentals, and financing based on race, color, national origin, and religion.

  • To Involve or to Engage, that is the question?

To Involve or to Engage, that is the question?

Grassroots Community Development Community Organizers recently completed training with Staff and Teachers at Alta Vista ES discussing ways to increase the amount of high impact family engagement strategies taking place on campus.

  • 2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

Since our beginning, we have concentrated on helping people at the grassroots level by helping families make their schools stronger, counseling and assisting families to become homeowners,  revitalizing our neighborhoods by building new homes […]

  • Kendrick Night Out – March 8th

Kendrick Night Out – March 8th

All Neighbors Are Welcome!

Over the past year, the Kendrick Neighborhood has watched Kendrick Park undergo a transformation through a $500,000 improvement project. The park renovations have included a more accessible playground, splash pad, and […]

  • A Celebration of Culture – Josh Caballero

A Celebration of Culture – Josh Caballero

If you drive down North 25th Street, it doesn’t take you long to recognize the specific culture that exists along the corridor. Small businesses like El Pollo del Rey, Casa Bonita, Yasmeen’s Boutique, 25th […]

  • Saying Thank you

Saying Thank you

Here at Grassroots Community Development we have a lot of people to thank for the awesome service that they have provided. Last Week we had our first Homebuyer Education Class for 2019. […]

  • Smile Amazon

Smile Amazon

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