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Waco is a Wonderland!

This Friday marks the beginning of an amazing holiday weekend! Waco Wonderland is kicking off with the tree lighting and fireworks Friday evening at 7 pm. Then the event will continue through the weekend with everything from Mistletoe Market to a Ferris wheel.

Saluting Pearl Harbor

The 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor is on December 7th. Cultural Arts of Waco has organized a Navy salute at 9 am at the Dorris Miller Memorial.

Sensory Friendly Holidays

This weekend both the Richland Mall and Elite Therapy Center will have sensory-friendly events centered around visiting Santa.

This week in the news


This is just a taste.  Click here for the WHOLE Event list.

Mon Dec 9
Wine & Open Mic Night (Klassy Glass Wine Bar & Keep Waco Loud)
Sensory Friendly Santa at the Elite Therapy Center (Elite Therapy Center and PALS Home Health)

Wed Dec 11
December 11th Open Paint Night (Kieran SIstrunk Fine Art Gallery)

Thu Dec 12
State of the State (Waco Chamber of Commerce)
Waco Civic Theatre: Most Wonderful Show of the Year (Waco Civic Theatre)
Thu Dec 12 thru Sun Dec 15
Service of Consolation (Calvary Baptist Church)

Fri Dec 13
Santa At The Station (Waco Transit System)
Fri Dec 13 thru Fri Dec 13
Christmas Lights in the Village (Mayborn Museum Complex)
Fri Dec 13 thru Sat Dec 21
Christmas on the Brazos (Historic Waco Foundation)
Fri Dec 13 thru Sun Dec 15
CaBEARet (Baylor Theatre)
Fri Dec 13 thru Sat Dec 14
December in Downtown Waco: Cocoa Crawl, Santa & Crafts (Keep Waco Beautiful, Downtown Waco and Act Locally Waco)
Annual Christmas Radio Show: A Christmas Carol (Brazos Theatre)
Fri Dec 13 thru Sat Dec 14
Christmas Lights in the Village (Mayborn Museum Complex) (Mayborn Museum Complex)
Fri Dec 13 thru Sat Dec 21

Sat Dec 14
Big Texas Christmas Present benefiting Compassion (Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and Big 95 Waco Texas Rocks)
Breakfast with Santa (Historic Waco Foundation)
Holiday Hand Lettering by Waco Calligraphy Guild (White Elephant, Waco Calligraphy Guild)
A Special Starry Night – South Waco Community Center (Waco Mayors Committee for People with Disabilities and The Heart of Texas Autism Network)
Sat Dec 14 thru Sat Dec 14

Sun Dec 15


No Announcements at this time. Keep checking back!
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Jobs/Job Related

Chief Impact Officer - CIS of HoT

The Chief Impact Officer is an innovator, responsible for the implementation of organizational special initiatives including,
staff professional development, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and quality improvement. Chief Impact Officer will be a
collaborator with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Human Resources Director, advancing
organizational excellence and working to develop and improve organizational culture and growth. The Chief Impact Officer
is also responsible for the supervision of secondary/external programs of Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas

Graduation Coach - CIS of HoT

Responsible for overseeing case management and school-wide services directly related to graduation and college and career readiness programming through the Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas program at a specified public school campus.

Recruits and assesses students for caseload to determine eligibility. Provides or coordinates appropriate services and activities such as leadership development, community engagement, mentoring, and academic support services. Tracks progress and outcomes for each client and the program. Ensures complete and
accurate data entry and documentation throughout the year. Attends meetings, training, and other required functions of both CIS-HOT and funder. Assists in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships throughout the community.

Respond by submitting a cover letter and résumé to:
By mail – CIS-HOT/Attn: HR Director, 1001 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701
By fax – (254) 753-4415
By e-mail –

EOAC - Headstart Director

  • Among other duties the Headstart Director ensures that licensing standards for Head Start/Early Head Start centers are met and maintained in the day-to-day operation of the centers.  For more information and to apply, click here: Headstart Director (Posted 11.1.19)

THN VISTA Community Relations Coordinator

  • The VISTA Community Relations Coordinator will increase The Cove’s organizational capacity by
    assisting in capacity building and coordinating community messaging and communications. The Cove
    exists to provide unaccompanied and housing unstable young people the support they need to graduate
    from high school fully prepared for college, a training program, the military or the workplace. The VISTA
    Community Relations Coordinator will work directly with community members seeking to volunteer with
    The Cove, give in-kind donations or financially support the work. This role also involves coordinating the
    weekly communications and messaging for The Cove via social media, community coalitions, newsletters,
    service projects, and fundraising events. Click here for more information.

Impact and Engagement Coordinator

  • The Impact and Engagement Coordinator (Coordinator) assists the Impact and Engagement team in assuring it meets the Community Impact and Community Engagement goals set forth in UWWMC’s five-year strategic plan. S/he, in partnership with the Senior Director of Impact and
    Engagement and Manager of Grants and Impact will have the opportunity to assist with the development of strategic vision, the direction of grant-making, and overall community impact in support of local non-profit programs and initiatives. Qualified candidates should email a resume and a cover letter to: Please list the subject line as: Impact and Engagement Coordinator

WIOA Career Coach

  • This position will be responsible for overseeing the daily operation of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
    youth services and intensive case management of WIOA youth customers. This position will be responsible for
    recruiting a new caseload of primarily Out of School Youth that is requiring assistance with employment
    and/or their High School Equivalency (HSE/GED), college entry, or entrance into vocational training programs.
    This position will serve primarily in McLennan County however travel may be required to surrounding counties,
    as necessary.
  • Respond by submitting a cover letter and résumé to:
    By mail – CIS-HOT/Attn: Human Resource Director, 1001 Washington Ave., Waco, TX 76701
    By fax – (254) 753-4415
    By e-mail –

Children/Youth & Family Specialist

  • This is a new full-time position for a highly motivated person to help develop and
    carry out Children/Youth and Family Services in McLennan & surrounding Counties of
    the HOTCOG area, to aid children and youth with special health and behavioral healthy
    disabilities. This position office location is at the HOCTIL Waco office and some travel
    is involved mostly within the Heart of Texas area, therefore must have own
    This position will provide individuals and families services to includes information
    and resource, community outreach and collaborate with the community to provide
    community activities such as parent support groups, training, and transition conference.
    This position is responsible to promote consumer choice and consult with families,
    schools and other organizations that represent children and youth to assist in determine
    their needs and develop community resources and programs in response to those
    needs.  Bachelor’s degree preferred but experience may substitute for a degree.
    Parents of children with health and/or behavioral needs are encouraged to apply.
    (Salary + benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation time
    and 15 paid holidays). Please contact us for more information at 254-933-7487 or

The Family Health Center (FHC) is seeking a Women's Health Navigator

  • The primary function of the Women’s Health Navigator is to be a point of direct access to FHC women’s health services for the public, assisting the Director of Programs for Women and Children to increase health care quality and access by improving process efficiencies to promote improved health outcomes for economically disadvantaged mothers and children of McLennan County.  The position requires an LVN credential in good standing and bilingual is preferred. Click here for more information.

Part-Time workers - After School Program at J. H. Hines Elementary

  • We need a couple of terrific Part Time folks to help with the After School program at Hines Elementary. 3.5 Hours a day/$10 an hour. Please help spread the word! Thank you! Apply at Click on "Current Job Opportunities." Scroll to "Paraprofessional Openings" - After School Helper, J. H. Hines Elementary. (Posted 10.8.19)

Jobs/Job Related

Graphic Designer - Seedhouse Creative

  • Can you develop a big idea and execute it across a variety of media and platforms, exhibition displays, print collateral, websites, magazines and social media? Do you have a strong conceptual and visual storytelling background? If so, we are looking for you to join our team. We are looking for a talented and creative graphic designer who wants to work within a fast-paced and collaborative environment.Certain things really excite us: good copy, crafty use of white space and concepts that demand a second look. We’ve been around for more than 20 years and, although a lot has changed over that time, the one constant is that clients depend on us to drive their organizations forward with creative concepts and skillful execution. Based in Waco, Seedhouse Creative is a full-service marketing firm whose clients represent a wide range of growing industries that includes financial services, higher education, entertainment, nonprofit and retail.If you share our team’s passion for exceptional design, send your cover letter, resume and portfolio to Applicants must have five or more years of graphic design experience in a Mac environment and be an expert in the use of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) Must have an AA or BA degree in Graphic Arts/Design or a related field or equivalent experience. Must have a portfolio that wows.

Executive Director - Humane Society

  • Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational
    responsibility for Humane Society of Central Texas which includes staff, operations, programs, facilities,
    day-to-day administration, financial forecasting, and budgeting, human resources, community outreach,
    marketing, fundraising, and development in the successful execution of its mission. The ExecutiveDirector will also develop and maintain policies and procedures for all staff functions; ensure fiscal
    responsibility for budgeting and forecasting in collaboration with the Board Treasurer; and maintain,
    develop and implement major fundraising initiatives through donor relations, grants, and events.
    Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will help to develop an overall
    strategy to achieve HSCT long-term vision. Email resume to More information here Executive Director Job Description 

Maintenance Mechanic

  • At the Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), we think of ourselves as more than a box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers - large and small - package, transport, and display products of all kinds. It just happens to be that corrugated products are our area of expertise. Apply Here

Customer Service

  • Receive, process, and track assigned orders through to scheduling. Consult with various internal departments to ensure order completeness, on-time delivery and accurate invoicing. Communicate significant information regarding customer accounts/orders to appropriate internal departments including ensuring Sales Representatives are informed of pertinent activity regarding individual accounts. Coordinate customer requests for product specifications, availability, shipping, quotations and estimates, samples. Serve as a link between the customer and the design, sales, and production teams to meet customer requirements including scheduling production, securing delivery dates, addressing order changes, and resolving complaints. Maintain organized customer files. Investigate and resolve customer complaints including billing issues and escalates to a manager or appropriate internal departments when needed. Manage on-hand inventory levels and reconcile to customer orders, forecast and just in time schedules; this includes taking a physical inventory at month-end. Apply Here



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Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America by  Peter Edelman

January 14, 2020 • 6 PM • Location TBA

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