By Delisa Burnell-Smith, Vice President and COO  In late 2022, I had the incredible opportunity to join the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program (AE) alongside 49 other CEOs and nonprofit leaders. This prestigious program, partnered with Harvard Kennedy School in Boston, empowers us to tackle critical challenges impacting our organizations and communities.  What sets AE apart…

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By Laura Arocha, Registered Mortgage Loan Originator Laura Arocha, NeighborWorks Waco’s Registered Mortgage Loan Originator, sat down with Mary Harris, new Homeowner to talk about her home buying journey.  Where did you hear about NeighborWorks Waco?  When I started my journey of Homeownership with NeighborWorks Waco my goal was to purchase the house I had…

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Pat Nowotny’s career path is anything but ordinary. After a successful first career culminating in retirement from Texas Utilities (now Oncor) in the 1990s, Nowotny wasn’t ready to slow down. He embarked on a whole new chapter, dedicating himself to economic development. His dedication shone through his work as the EDC Director at Navarro College. …

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By Roy Nash, President/CEO As an organization, we are now well into our 31st year of doing business in the Central Texas area. Never has it been more important for each of us to plan for our financial future. Everything is getting more expensive, and salaries and hourly wages are not keeping up with it all.…

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By Linda Weaver, Board Chair NeighborWorks Waco recently held a passionate two-day strategic planning retreat with their Board of Directors. JoAnn DePenning Consulting Inc. facilitated the session, guiding the board in developing SMART goals and prioritizing objectives. This builds on a strong foundation of past success, with the board evaluating progress made since fiscal year…

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