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.
Roof Repair Blog
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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-Blog
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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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GRW-JH-Hines-Blog
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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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2022-03-08-InternationalWomensDay
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International Women’s Day

I celebrated International Women’s Day for the first time in the spring of 2003 while teaching ESL in a small town in Georgia without really knowing it’s rich history. I had been volunteering at an

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A Part of the Team

We all want to live a healthy and productive life and take care of ourselves, but that doesn’t always mean we enjoy going to the doctor. In fact, if you’re like me, you might have

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New Homeowner Spotlight

Allyson moved here 8 years ago and decided at the beginning of 2020 she was ready to officially call Waco home for her and her boys. She decided it was time for her “to take

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Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development2 days ago
Are you a homeowner in the City of Waco and have some leaks in your roof? Well, Grassroots may be able to help. We are in Phase VIII of the Grassroots Community Development Roof Repair Program for City of Waco Residents. These services are supported through a grant from the City of Waco. This program is at no cost to low-income families who meet the application qualifications. The Open Enrollment and Application process deadline is November 2nd. So fill out your form NOW.
Please click on the link below to print our application or stop by Grassroots office to pick up an application. Our office address is: 1624 Colcord Ave, Monday- Friday 8-5pm
For more information, please call Project Manager Brian at 254-235-7358 ext 210.
Roof Repair Application: https://grassrootswaco.org/.../Phase-VIII-Full-Roof...
We also want families to be aware of the dangers of lead-based paint. Please read the following handout about the issues with lead-based paint in your home. Check out this link for more detailed information. https://www.epa.gov/.../lead_in_your_home_brochure_land_b...
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development5 days ago
Grassroots is proud to introduce you to the new members of our board:
Crystal Diaz Espinoza is the Director of Enrollment, Career & Alumni Services at the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University. She has a master’s degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs from Baylor University and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Tennessee. She comes to Grassroots with 12 years of experience working in areas of enrollment management, leadership and professional development, and diversity, equity & inclusion. Crystal also serves as a race equity consultant for Waco Foundation which helps to bring together community leaders to engage in race equity efforts within their organizations and the greater Waco community. More importantly, she is married to a native Wacoan and is the mother to a beautiful 2-year-old. In her spare time, Crystal is a BIG sports fan and of course loves to cheer on and support all Baylor Bears sports. She and her family also enjoy going to the Waco Farmers Market every weekend and supporting the continued growing number of local businesses as much as possible.
Jud Griffis is a 4th generation Waco resident. He was born at the old Hillcrest hospital and graduated high school from Reicher. Jud received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from Baylor. His father has also served on the Grassroots board. He has been a full time real estate investor for over 20 years. Jud is married and he and his wife have 2 daughters and a son. His experience and expertise is in financial analysis and general business acumen. He has served on and chaired many boards; Compassion Ministries Board, Waco Building Standards Commission, Waco Historical Preservation Commission, and was the Waco Montessori School Treasurer. When Jud is not analyzing numbers or researching investments, he enjoys mountain biking in Cameron Park with his son and horseback riding with his daughters.
Grassroots is delighted to have Crystal and Jud become members of the board and look forward to working with them.
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development6 days ago
On September 3rd, we were honored to be highlighted as one of the TFNB Banks Charity Champions at the Baylor football game! Read more about the experience here, https://grassrootswaco.org/blog/tfnb-charity-champions/