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.

Story of a Homeowner

Claude Harris is a mature African American man who works at our local VA.  He works hard each day to take care of his two children. He dreamed of becoming a homeowner for a long time but never thought it was possible.  One day, one of his co-workers heard about his dream and encouraged him to go talk to Darrell.  It took him 6 months to get up the courage to ask for help. Through a series of counseling sessions with Darrell, Claude made a plan to get his finances in order to become a homeowner. He started taking Financial Literacy and Homebuyer Education classes. Claude kept at his plan for over a year.   Along the way, he was making changes in his lifestyle that prepared him to become a homeowner.  He reduced his eating out.  He learned about budgeting and better managed his income.  But, Claude was still reserved about actually becoming a homeowner.  Claude didn’t tell his children what he was doing.  “I didn’t want to get their hopes up” said Claude.  He kept quiet about his plans all the way up to the day that he signed loan documents for the purchase of his house.  After signing, he said “Now I can go get my kids and take them and let them pick out their bedrooms. They are going to be so excited.  We have been living in a 2-bedroom apartment.  The kids slept in the bedrooms and I slept on the couch.  But not anymore.  I get my own room.”   Claude is one example of the many families that we get to help with our Financial Literacy/Homebuyer Education program.

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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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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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"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.