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.

Community Beautification

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Giving back to the community through community service is at the heart of the work of Grassroots. In June, Grassroots partnered with STARRY and Mentor Waco to build flower beds for some of the residents we have built houses for. This event was part of STARRY’s FatherFest Activities. We had participants from the Starry Fatherfest, as well as some youth volunteers from Mentor Waco. STARRY is an organization that seeks to nurture children, strengthen families, and restore hope through counseling family support. Mentor Waco, founded and directed by Jeremy Davis, is a mentoring group that was started to help foster and support young boys’ development, mainly from the East Waco community. The group started their day with a hearty breakfast and lots of water for the heat. Then they were given some instructions and general training on landscaping by Mike Stone and then divided into teams. The teams were dispersed to three of our new homeowners in North and South Waco. Each team’s job was to create and to build a flower bed, which included determining the size of the bed, figuring out where each flower would be planted in the bed, digging up the area to set the foundation, digging holes for the flowers, cutting and laying the tarp, then planting the flowers, filling the area with mulch and finally watering the flowers.  It was a day of creative, fun, and collaborative work.

To learn more about upcoming volunteers opportunities follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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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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"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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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.
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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.