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.
Parent Connect
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Parent Connect

Supporting parent engagement is one of the many ways Grassroots encourages relationship-building, community, and collaboration between families and staff at community schools. At Alta Vista Elementary, there is a group of parents who have created

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Nataly Sanchez

Hello! I’m Nataly Sanchez and I am more than thrilled to be joining Grassroots as a Community Organizer in the South Waco area. I am originally from Eagle Pass, Tx but have called Waco home

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Baked Bliss Business Profile

If you take a stroll down N. 15th street in the Sanger Heights neighborhood, you may come across the sweet smell of cinnamon wafting through the air from Baked Bliss, a bakery that is located

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Kay Bell East Waco Farmers Market

A person’s hopes and dreams are what they envision for themselves. Kay Bell’s hopes and dreams also included her community. She has hopes to build an avenue that will educate the East Waco community about

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Roof Repair Program

Ms. White has a long history with Waco that dates back to 1946. She was born and raised here and still calls Waco home. Her husband ran an auto shop for over 30 years on

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Cooking Class

Residents of the Brook Oaks Neighborhood have been doing some culinary exploration with local chefs these past few weeks. They are learning new ways to use foods they may have come in contact within their

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Property Taxes

Spring brings planting backyard gardens, the return of weekly mowing, and more outdoor family activities. If you are a homeowner, the spring can also bring concerns about rising property taxes. Shortly after letters from the

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Understanding Inflation

Over the past year we have seen how rising prices for energy, food, agricultural products, and other goods can affect the entire economy. Rising prices, known as inflation, impact our everyday cost of living. Combatting

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JH Hines PTA in Action!

The primary purpose of a school PTA is to support the work and efforts of the school’s teachers and staff and to foster a sense of community between the parents and the school. JH Hines

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2022-03-22-GRW-RoofRepairBlog
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Roof Repair Program

Shelter is a basic human need that can be a struggle to hold onto. With the average roof repair costing $4,500, many homeowners in Waco find themselves unable to repair their leaky roofs. Over time,

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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