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Honoring a Legacy

  If you have found yourself driving around East Waco lately, you may have noticed quite a few changes going on! One change that we at NeighborWorks Waco are especially excited to announce is the renaming of East Waco Park, now known as the Wilbert Austin, Sr. Park. The name change honors the late Reverend…

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Staff Spotlight: Chris Qualls

Keep an eye out for our newest staff member, Chris Qualls!  Chris is joining NeighborWorks Waco as our new Homeownership Center Manager, and plans to focus on building relationships and branding NeighborWorks Waco’s message and goals in the community, all while making sure operations in house are able to run smoothly! Chris, a Louisiana native,…

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Impacting Futures

by: Alice Pollard, Project ASPIRE Coordinator Celebrating it’s fifth year, Project ASPIRE had an amazing camp! Under the umbrella of NeighborWorks Waco, Project ASPIRE is a financial literacy and mentoring program open to youth from all over McLennan County. This year, 25 students participated in Project ASPIRE’s summer camp! Out of the 25 participants, 15…

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Building Lasting Partnerships : American Bank

                                                                      The programs and services that NeighborWorks Waco offers could not occur without the support of a multitude of community partners,…

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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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