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.

Healthy Brook Oaks

Zumba

The weather is getting cooler, and we are transitioning from summer to fall. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on all the fun we had participating in healthy activities this summer. This summer we found lots of ways to enjoy the amenities that the Brook Oak neighborhood has to offer. The neighborhood was filled with healthy activities that were not deterred by the heat.

We continued our cooking class series from the spring and enjoyed tasty cooking demonstrations that featured summer produce that we could find in the Community Garden space at Waco Family Medicine, at Jubilee Market, at Urban Reap, and at Poco Loco. We learned how to make a delicious strawberry watermelon cucumber salad, southwestern spring rolls, tostados, jack fruit “pulled pork tacos” and other delightful dishes!

But we did not just spend all of our time eating. We also got outside for a neighborhood water festival (before the water restrictions) and we danced! Our healthy neighborhood series included weekly Zumba classes with our favorite Zumba instructor Mandi Garcia. Even on evenings with it was in the high 90s we danced without overheating thanks to a pleasant wind tunnel that we found in front of the community garden space at Waco Family medicine that provided us with a steady breeze. That breeze coupled with hosting classes in the evening made exercising outside pleasant. We had a blast enjoying all of these healthy neighborhood events.

-DeShauna Hollie

 

 

 

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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.