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Staff Spotlight: Rose Corujo

In May 2022 Rose Corujo joined NeighborWorks Waco as the Office Manager. Her more than 42 years of office experience in the education and insurance sectors has given her vast experience necessary for this opportunity. As the Office Manager, she enjoys building relationships with potential homeowners, answering questions, and directing clients to appropriate departments. Though…

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Message from the Board Chair

NeighborWorks Waco are pleased to announce our new office manager Rose Corujo! We are happy she has joined our team; she will be a great asset to the organization. We are also proud to say we are finishing up our last home in Legacy Square! We have built 12 brand new, affordable homes in that…

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Who’s Keeping Score

Little League has made an incalculable difference in the lives of countless young people from our city, state, nation and beyond. Waco has long been a destination for Little-Leaguers on their way to championships. Our community has a robust baseball history, including Padgitt Park and the many famous athletes it attracted. NeighborWorks Waco recently donated…

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Friends for Life

Friends for Life is a local charity providing services to help the elderly and people with disabilities live the fullest life possible. They offer myriad services to the community, one of which is an adult day care. Individuals who are elderly and/or experience disabilities are invited to enjoy the day at an outstanding facility in…

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Successful Plant Sale

Annually, NeighborWorks Waco hosts a Plant Sale, where we provide a variety of beautiful for sale at discounted prices. This is always one of our favorite events, not only because it makes home beautification easier and more affordable, but also because it gets such a positive response from the community. This year, NeighborWorks Waco had…

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Tax-Aide Program Statistics

NeighborWorks Waco offers free office space to AARP’s Tax-Aide, a free income tax preparation service. Tax season this year was particularly hectic, with challenges from COVID, the economy, and changing tax guidelines. However, the AARP Tax-Aide program was very successful in their efforts to assist the community. Across all four of AARP’s free Tax-Aide sites…

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An East Waco Legacy

The RL Smith elementary school on Turner Street was once filled with smiling student faces. It was named for the late Robert Lloyd Smith, an African American man who served in the Texas Legislature between 1895 and 1899. Smith was born free in Charleston, South Carolina in 1861. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree…

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Client Spotlight: Chainey Stoltmann

Chainey Stotlmann began renting from NeighborWorks Waco in 2011. Our Homeownership Incubator program allows folks to rent safe, stable, and affordable homes from us while receiving incentives to pursue financial literacy and homebuyer education. Additionally, NeighborWorks Waco allows our renters to break their lease without penalty when purchasing a home. In 2015, we first provided…

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NeighborWorks Waco Leads the Charge on Affordability

As many are aware, the City of Waco hired an outside consulting firm called Lonergan & Mullin Associates to conduct a years-long study of the housing issues facing Waco. Waco has become one of the hottest housing markets in the greater Central Texas area, with home costs rising an average of 13% from 2020 to…

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