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Family of Faith Worship Center loves to feed the community! Every Thursday (4PM-6PM, 4112 Memorial Drive) is "Beans & Rice, & Jesus Christ." It’s open to the community. No income  requirements. No ID required. Just bring a box, basket or wagon to carry the groceries. They give away an average of 12,000 lbs of food per week.

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Three Things

If you can't do EVERYTHING, start with these three!

Free Microchip Clinic for Waco Residents

Free microchipping is available for the pets of Waco residents on February 22 from 10am-1pm at the Humane Society of Central Texas in the Admin. Building. Just bring in a current water bill for proof of residency and The Humane Society of Central Texas will implant your pet with a microchip at no cost. Microchipping is the law in Waco and it helps to ensure that pets are returned to their owners should they ever get lost. Rabies vaccination certificates will also be distributed.

Addiction as a Family Disease

Cedar Crest Hospital is hosting events each month that address issues such as addiction, trauma and mental health. This month, the hospital will be discussing addiction as a family disease with Jeff and Susan Rhodes, LCSW. The discussion will take place on February 26 from 11:45am-1pm at the MCH Outreach Center. Space is limited, so please RSVP through Eventbrite as soon as possible.

Larry "S1" Griffin Jr. Book Signing

On February 22 from 11am-2pm at Dichotomy Coffee and Spirits Larry “Symbolic One” Griffin Jr. will be doing a free book signing and discussion of his new book, “Plan. Focus. Pray. Execute.” at Dichotomy Coffee and Spirits this weekend. Griffin Jr. is originally from Waco, and he is “so excited to be coming back to his hometown.” The discussion will be hosted by his son, Vohn Griffin. There will be door prizes and raffles and books will be available for purchase.

This week in the news


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

Tue Feb 25
Tinker Tuesdays (Mayborn Musuem)
Tue Feb 25 thru Tue May 26

Thu Feb 27
Distinguished Artist Series (Baylor University)
Hearts in the Arts Theatre Gala featuring Chicago (McLennan Community College Foundation)
Marketing and Communications Essentials for Non-Profits (Associations of Fundraising Professionals Central Texas Chapter)
Business Over Breakfast (Indige Leaders)
Thu Feb 27 thru Thu Feb 27

Fri Feb 28
Dads and Diversity (Heart of Texas Goodwill)
Share the Warmth Blanket and Coat Drive (102.5 The Bear, The Salvation Army of Waco, and Waco Winery)

Sat Feb 29
E for… Entrepreneur Academy (McLennan Community College Continuing Education)
Heroes of Black History Costume Party (Indige Leaders)
Sat Feb 29 thru Sat Feb 29


Good Neighbor Waco, a Christian non-profit organization, is seeking singles or married couples to serve an average of 7-10 hours per week in exchange for partially subsidized rent. Resident workers live in private quarters on site. A portion of their service hours involves hosting groups using the community rooms at 2301 Colcord Ave. and participating in household upkeep or administrative work. With their remaining service hours resident workers are encouraged to create and run neighborhood projects in their areas of interest including the arts, urban gardening, community engagement, education, worship, etc. Applicants would commit to 9-12 months of live-in service, to begin  June, July, or August 1 (with specific dates and roles to be discussed during the application process). Residents must be able to live and work well with others and contribute meaningfully to community living. Applicants over 21 are preferred, although exceptions may be made. Good Neighbor does not discriminate by race, gender, gender expression, ethnicity, nationality, age or sexual identity. Although we expect settlers and board members to be Christian in order to follow our mission, activities at Good Neighbor are not restricted by religion.

For more information and an application please contact

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Jobs/Job Related

Vice President for Residential and Education - Methodist Children's Home

The Vice President for Residential Care and Education is a member of the Executive Management team and reports directly to the President of Methodist Children’s Home. This position is a designated officer of the corporation approved by the Board of Directors and attends Board meetings, Executive Management meetings, and other functions as assigned by the President. The Vice President for Residential Care and Education is responsible for the overall operation of all residential and education programs within the  Methodist Children’s Home system, this includes residential group care, charter school, day student programs, transition services, independent living, advanced education, and after-care services. The Vice President for Residential Care and Education is responsible for ensuring that all programs and services operate within state and federal laws, regulations, licensing and accreditation standards, and within organizational approved policies and procedures. If interested, please send a resume, cover letter including salary requirements and at least three professional references, as well as any boards you have served on to Please include Vice President for Residential Care and Education in the subject line. More info here: MCH Vice President for RE & Education (2.7.20)

Site Coordinator - Communities in Schools

Responsible for overseeing the daily operations, supervision, and management of Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas programs at a specified public school campus. Responsibilities may include supervision of staff, interns, and volunteers; working with school staff to coordinate services for students; coordinating with
local service agencies to provide students with resources, and ensuring TEA requirements are fulfilled. For more information click here.  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 – (2.6.20)


Workforce Program Coordinator - Communities in School

The Workforce Program Coordinator will be the primary supervisor for a small team of Career Coaches, provide administrative support for Summer Earn and Learn Programming, Work Experience Programming, and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Services. This position will oversee case management, contract deliverables, and certain staff development. This person will act as the CIS Workforce Services Representative in the community, develop new relationships to recruit program participants, and conduct customer satisfaction surveys as requested. More information here: WIOA Coordinator Posting.Updated 1.2020 (1.24.20)

Executive Director - Caritas

Caritas board members seek an innovative, experienced and passionate Executive Director to lead the organization in its efforts to alleviate hunger in Waco, McLennan County,
Texas and the surrounding area. The successful candidate will have an understanding of the nature of poverty and food insecurity, and the crucial ability to interact compassionately with understanding for people of different cultures, backgrounds, and economic levels. More information here: CaritasEXDirJobPost(1)

Barbara ONeal, O’Neal Consulting, is retained as the search consultant
Send a cover letter and resume to
Please, do not contact Caritas -Waco directly. Thank you. (1.24.20)

Home Parent - Methodist Children Homes

Home Parents must exhibit the intellectual and emotional maturity required to work with youth who have
behavioral issues and difficulty connecting to others due to developmental delays, mental health needs, and trauma.
This position requires respect, a compassionate understanding and the ability to use a trust-based approach to
balancing structure and nurture. Other responsibilities include developing relationships with each youth in care,
learning to effectively use the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) model of care, teaching daily living skills,
home management, transportation, medication administration and compliance with Methodist Children's Home
policies and procedures. Please apply at You may also visit for more information. (1.17.20)

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
(CISHOT). (1.17.20)

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 – (1.17.20)



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The Art of Relevance by Nina Simon

March 17, 2020 • 6 PM • Location TBA

The Act Locally Waco book club meets every other month to discuss books about issues that we think are important to Waco. For details about when and where we meet, please click here to subscribe to our email distribution list.


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