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Archive for April 2018

A Different Point of View

Waco, TX – April 17, 2018 – Last month, NeighborWorks Waco hosted a Race and Diversity Training for our staff, Board, and other non-profit professionals in Central Texas. Over 23 local organizations were represented by the 60 attendees! Moderated by Sheila Anderson of NeighborWorks America, the training focused on cracking the code of racism and…

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Remembering the Beginning

by Prescott Williams, current Board of Directors The most important thing I remember of the start-up meetings regarding the creation of, at the time, Neighborhood Housing Services of Waco, Inc is the diversity of the concerned citizens who participated. People joined the meetings from a large variety of backgrounds and economic levels; I was especially…

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Growing a Legacy

Waco, TX – April 13, 2018 – NeighborWorks Waco continues to add more homes to its latest housing addition, Legacy Square! Located on Hood and Turner Streets, near East Waco Park, this addition will provide housing for 12 families when completed. Currently, 4 families call Legacy Square home with 4 more houses under contract and…

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The Value of a Network

  NeighborWorks America is turning 40 this year, but we don’t need a reason to celebrate the accomplishments of this network of organizations and the assistance they bring to communities across the country. NeighborWorks America exists today because 40 years ago, a coalition of residents, government officials, bankers, and community members decided to experiment with…

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Waco, TX – April 11, 2018 “I’m South Waco for life!” Tina Gaston has done more good for Waco than most people do in their lifetime. At 50 years old, she has spent her entire working career assisting others and is long overdue for a little assistance herself. Ms. Gaston spent her first 10 years…

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Welcome to Texas! – A Story of Homeownership

Waco, TX – April 2, 2018 – Imagine being a newly married couple faced with the task of moving – not just down the street, a few states over, or on the other side of the country – but to a new country, one where you know no one. This is the same challenge Annie…

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