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.

Working Together

We are finishing another season of working together to help neighbors with their property tax protests. We are blessed to be a part of a community that works together and we want to thank all those who helped out with property tax workshops this year. 

We want to start by thanking our hosts that opened up their spaces. The South Waco Community Center, Dewey Community Center, and Trinity A.M.E. Church provided great venues for neighbors to come together and learn. Thank you! 

We also want to thank Tammy and Kirk Regain from the Envision Realty Group for sharing their knowledge of comparable home sales, and more importantly, their time. We are grateful for the ways you listen to our neighbors and help them navigate the protest process. 

We want to especially thank Joe Bobbitt, Chief Appraiser of the McLennan County Appraisal District, and the entire appraisal district team. We appreciate the time you spent visiting with each neighbor ensuring that all questions were able to be answered. 

Last, we want to thank Randy Riggs, Tax Assessor and Collector, for sharing all about the tax exemption, deferral, and payment process in a simple and easy to understand way. 

Collectively, the individuals and groups above were able to serve over 100 families navigating the tax protest process this year. Our hope is that families continue to share what they learned and pass their knowledge on to their neighbors next year. 

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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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"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.
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.