Grassroots is excited to welcome our newest team member, DeShauna Hollie, as our Community Organizer in the North Waco area! You can get to know more about DeShauna, what drew her to organizing, and her
Persistence. This is the word I would use to describe the efforts of longtime Oakwood Neighborhood resident, Connie. Over the past year, she has diligently worked to re-start the Oakwood Neighborhood Association which has been
The last 18 months have been one of the most difficult times in my twenty years of employment at Grassroots Community Development. There was so much uncertainty at the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic. In
Giving back to the community through community service is at the heart of the work of Grassroots. In June, Grassroots partnered with STARRY and Mentor Waco to build flower beds for some of the residents
That is the most common response we hear from our clients who participated in our Freeze Repair Program. All across our city, homeowners were left with plumbing issues from the February freeze that exceeded their
Brook Oaks Neighborhood is a historic neighborhood in North Waco with an amazing amount of community assets. When neighborhood leaders began to imagine ways to encourage neighbors to engage in a healthier lifestyle, they quickly
Last Friday was a busy time of celebratory events in East Waco. JH Hines hosted a Muffins for Moms event, where over 100 moms, grandmothers, aunties, sisters, and mother figures attended. Community partners and other volunteers also showed up to support this effort. At the same time, just across West Waco Drive, was the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new GW Carver Middle School. Alumni, current students and staff, public officials,Waco ISD, residents and other community members gathered for this historical event. We enjoyed being able to participate and support these exciting moments.
If you are interested in filing a protest and want to learn how, join us for a Property Tax Workshop on Thursday. With the deadline quickly approaching, this will be one of the last opportunities to join an in person workshop.
Thursday, May 12th 6pm to 8pm Calvary Chapel 702 N 18th. Street