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.

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.

A Good Neighbor

Who is my neighbor? Though most famously posed many centuries ago, this question remains deeply relevant today. What does it mean to be a neighbor and how do we best support the “thriving” of neighborhoods? When answered in context, a good neighbor is one who comes alongside others to help. As Grassroots community organizers, we aspire to be good neighbors.

Sometimes our support takes the form of a listening ear—an opportunity for frustrated members in the community to voice their concerns. Taking note of these concerns, we voice them to others who are often able to address them and assist us in supporting community-led action.

Sometimes support is simply letting others know they are not alone–that there are others who share their concerns, have similar interests or want to address the same issues. This work calls us to collaborate—as community liaisons who connect people… to other people, resources and supportive services.

At other times, our support takes the form of leadership training and development—because we believe that anyone and everyone can be a leader. We assist others as they step forward to take an active role in helping their neighborhood be the best it can be. We support parents as they advocate for their children, lead initiatives in their children’s schools and become active participants in their student’s educational journey. We help teens and elementary students lead initiatives in their schools and learn how to take meaningful, intentional steps toward making the changes they want to see. 

Everyone has strengths. Everyone can be an asset in their community. Everyone has a role in creating healthy, happy neighborhoods where all members of the community have an opportunity to thrive.

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Grassroots Community Development2 days ago
Check out our newest blog post about the power of connection within our community!

Follow the link: https://grassrootswaco.org/blog/when-we-spend-time-together
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Grassroots Community Development1 week ago
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Grassroots Community Development2 weeks ago
When this happens, it's usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it's been deleted.
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Grassroots Community Development2 weeks ago
"If the topic of housing comes up, our immediate response may not be to think of a congregation, faith group, or even our own church community. Yet, faith groups – whether that be your own church or small work group – can be a strength in our communities in so many ways. From spiritual care and guidance to practical assistance and resources, our faith communities can be one of the solutions to address housing in Waco."

Follow the link to our latest blog post called "Faith and Housing in the Same Conversation".

https://grassrootswaco.org/blog/faith-and-housing-in-the-same-conversation/

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Grassroots Community Development2 weeks ago
Please join us on April 13th as we serve the North Waco Community. We invite you to register with the QR code and volunteer some time to support homeowners. This is a community-based minor repair and cleanup project that requires no expertise! For any questions about the event, please contact Sarai Muniz at sarai@grassrootswaco.org.
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development3 weeks ago
Grassroots is looking to expand their team with another Community Organizer! The Grassroots Community Organizer is a dynamic, solution-oriented professional committed to engaging and developing neighborhood leadership. Using a consensus organizing model and assets based community organizing style the community organizer will be responsible for organizing and developing leaders in Waco in four major areas:

- Grassroots Leadership Training (GLT)
- Neighborhood-specific Organizing
- School Involvement
- Family Engagement

For more information, see the full job description at: https://grassrootswaco.org/wp-content/uploads/Grassroots-Community-Organizer-position-2024.pdf

The deadline for resumes and questions is Feb 16th. Please send resumes to Mike Stone at mike@grassrootswaco.org.