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.

Proven To Be Resilient and Adaptable

The last 18 months have been one of the most difficult times in my twenty years of employment at Grassroots Community Development. There was so much uncertainty at the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic. In the midst of the Pandemic, there were two Polar Vortex Freezes which left Wacoans feeling like we lived at the North Pole.  One thing Texans have stated for years, “If you don’t like the weather, stick around it will change.”

One of the major changes to some of our programs at Grassroots is the transition from in-person Financial Literacy and Homebuyer Education Classes to virtual classes using Microsoft Teams. Through online learning we can offer the same class schedule as in-person learning; however, because of the flexibility of virtual classes, we are able to reach more aspiring homeowners. Since free Wi-Fi availability exists almost everywhere, more students can log on and successfully complete their classes and move one step closer to homeownership. I was hesitant at first but have enjoyed teaching and learning from a virtual lens. Although this has been a tough year on everyone, Grassroots has proven to be resilient and adaptable to continue its work in the community in our present circumstances.

Click here to sign up for our last Virtual Homebuyer Education Class of the year!

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Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development3 days ago
Last Friday was a busy time of celebratory events in East Waco. JH Hines hosted a Muffins for Moms event, where over 100 moms, grandmothers, aunties, sisters, and mother figures attended. Community partners and other volunteers also showed up to support this effort.
At the same time, just across West Waco Drive, was the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new GW Carver Middle School. Alumni, current students and staff, public officials,Waco ISD, residents and other community members gathered for this historical event. We enjoyed being able to participate and support these exciting moments.
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development4 days ago
1 week away from Rooted! Please visit our website for more information on purchasing tickets and sponsoring. We can't wait to celebrate with you! https://grassrootswaco.org/rooted/
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development6 days ago
If you are interested in filing a protest and want to learn how, join us for a Property Tax Workshop on Thursday. With the deadline quickly approaching, this will be one of the last opportunities to join an in person workshop.

Thursday, May 12th
6pm to 8pm
Calvary Chapel
702 N 18th. Street