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Leading Change: My Journey in the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program 

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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Q&A with Mary Harris, New Homeowner

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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Board Member Spotlight: Pat Nowotny

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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Executive Insight – Spring 2024

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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NeighborWorks Waco: Strategy and Sustainability 

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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2024 Realtors Luncheon

Join NeighborWorks Waco for a catered lunch and learn event where we will share with local Realtors how NeighborWorks Waco can make your job easier! We can help your clients – OF ALL INCOME LEVELS – with each step of the home-buying process – everything from money management, understanding credit, obtaining a mortgage loan, and…

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2024 AARP Tax-Aide Free Income Tax Preparation

NeighborWorks Waco and other local organizations participate in the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program that provides tax assistance to anyone, free of charge, with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low to moderate income. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the…

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NeighborWorks Waco Celebrates 30 Years of Building Stronger Neighborhoods

NeighborWorks Waco has now been in business for just over 30 years. Our beginnings were in August of 1993, and our office consisted of a cubicle on the fourth floor of the Waco City Hall. We are much appreciative of the Waco City Council for the vision they had to assist in the startup of…

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Show your support with a FREE NeighborWorks Waco Yard Sign!

Get your FREE NeighborWorks Waco yard sign* to proudly display your support for building stronger neighborhoods through homeownership, quality rental housing, and community-building initiatives! Complete the form below or call NeighborWorks Waco at 254-752-1647 to reserve yours today and we’ll deliver your yard sign(s) to you! * The yard sign comes complete with a yard…

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