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 Engagement

Grassroots Leadership Training

This is a leadership development program that seeks to equip neighborhood leaders to engage in their community in meaningful ways by working with others and existing community assets to address community needs. The first phase of the GLT program is a training that provides information regarding community assets, leadership and communication skills, and culture and diversity. During the second phase, our community organizers provide ongoing consultation to our leadership training graduates to ensure that they have the necessary resources to carry out their action plans in the community.

Community-led Action Plans

This program focuses on bringing community leaders in various sectors

together to identify community concerns and develop action plans that can be implemented to address those concerns. Through this program, residents within neighborhoods develop their own community solutions based upon their understanding of their community.



To learn more about our community engagement programs you can contact a community organizer at Grassroots through the form below. 

Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development2 days ago
Parents and Students of Waco ISD: Meet the Teacher Events are happening on campuses this Thursday and Saturday. Check out the flyer below for more details.
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development3 days ago
Grassroots is delighted that one of our Community Organizers, Deshauna Hollie received the first Henrietta Napier Changemaker Award in Education!!! Read more details below.

The winner of the Henrietta Napier Changemaker Award in Education is DeShauna Hollie.
Hollie works at Grassroots Community Development, and she spent 10 years teaching young children at Talitha Koum. She has promoted effective early childhood care and education by considering the traumatic stress experienced by many children. After a decade of addressing social and emotional needs while teaching, DeShauna made a move to community organizing in North Waco with Grassroots Community Development. Here she continues to advocate for children and families while building bridges across sectors. Hollie considers a supportive neighborhood as part of a healthy childhood experience.

Congratulations DeShauna!
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development3 days ago
Parent Connect is a group at Alta Vista Elementary who strongly believes that parents can support each other as their kids go to school together. Interested in learning more? Read about it and how to get involved here, https://grassrootswaco.org/blog/parent-connect