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If you can't do EVERYTHING, start with these three!
Keep Your Garden Beautiful
It’s always a good week to do something good for the community or to support a cause that’s important to you. Here are a few opportunities happening this week. Keep Waco
Beautiful is holding their Spring COMPOST, TOPSOIL, and MULCH Sale tomorrow at the Farmer’s Market. They are selling organic compost, topsoil, and mulch provided by their partners, Living Earth - Waco! All products are $4.00 a bag. The sale will be from 9am-3pm....or until they run out! All Living Earth products are made from recycled yard waste from WACO. All proceeds benefit Keep Waco Beautiful.
Get Interview Ready
The East Waco Library is hosting a couple of Job Hunting Workshops. The first one, Tomorrow from 10 to noon, will focus on resume writing and how to use the work in Texas Website. Then on Thursday from 5 to 7, there will be a workshop on interview skills. Both workshops are free and open to the
Shoot for a Cure
The American Cancer Society is holding its annual “Shooting for a Cure” skeet shoot tomorrow morning. Registration starts at 9 and the shooting begins at 10. Round up all your skeet shooting buddies and head out to Weber’s Shooting Range on the I-35 frontage road in Troy. Ammo is provided and loaner guns are available. All shooters will receive breakfast, beverages, and lunch after the event. Tickets start at $100 per person and can be purchased on the 2020 Waco Cattle Baron’s Ball website.
This week in the news
⟶ Fri Apr 30 thru Sun May 2
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 Heather_Deal@baylor.edu
Jobs & Job Related
- First Presbyterian Church Music Director- First Presbyterian Church Waco seeks a part-time Music and Chancel Choir Director for their program worship and music ministry. We are a congregation steeped in the Reformed tradition with a warm but traditional worship style with two weekly worship services. Experience in management of people, a canon of traditional music and conducting is preferred. Interested individuals may send a cover letter and standard resume to email@example.com.
- CASA of McLennan County Advocate Supervisor- CASA of McLennan County is seeking to hire a full-time Advocate Supervisor to support, guide, and coach a team of volunteers as they advocate for children in foster care in McLennan County. Please click here to access the full job description and application instructions.
- Waco Lions Park- Waco Lions Park/KiddieLand is seeking job applicants. Must be at least 16 years old. Have several openings for adults. Retirees and Veterans encouraged to apply. Email KiddielandWaco@gmail.com for info.
- Custodians and Cafeteria Workers - Waco ISD Human Resources - Join our team and make a difference in the lives of our students. To apply, visit www.wacoisd.org/apply. Click here for a listing of open positions. Click here if you are interested specifically in a child nutrition (cafeteria) position. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with the application process at 254-755-9410. (Posted 3/19/21)
- Trinity Baptist Church Pastor- Trinity Baptist Church, located in Harker Heights and affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, seeks a pastor who senses God’s call to equip our congregation to worship rightly, fulfill the Great Commission, and embody the Kingdom of God in the community and beyond. We embrace the core values maintained by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Baptist Faith and Message (1963). We welcome applicants that reflect the diversity of the body of Christ. We believe in the inspiration of scripture, the equality of all persons, unity in diversity, and the priesthood of all believers. In communion with and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we follow the way of Christ and believe every Christian and every church is called to fulfill the Great Commission, share the gospel of Jesus Christ, and minister to the spiritual, physical, and social needs of people and communities Applications should include a cover letter and resume with three references. Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Posted 3/3/21)
- Family Abuse Center Executive Director- The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation and is accountable to the Board of Directors for the overall management and operation of Family Abuse Center (FAC) to meet the organizations goals and objectives. The Executive Director is responsible for the implementation of Board policies; ensuring compliance with applicable state agencies and funders service requirements, laws and regulations; planning, implementing, and evaluating service programs; serving as a liaison with appropriate federal, state, and local agencies; recruiting and training staff; as well as managing the Center’s financial and facility resources.
- Esther’s Closet Coordinator- Esther’s Closet is a workforce development and self-sufficiency program to assist unemployed women. It provides professional training and professional workwear for clients at no cost. The Esther’s Closet Coordinator shall be responsible for the management, support, and growth of the Esther’s Closet program and its clients. (Posted 2/17/21)
- Urban REAP Program Staff- As a part of Urban REAP, this position works with the Urban REAP Director to craft and execute programs that communicate creation care and ecological justice to the Waco community. As part of this, this position assists with general operations of Urban REAP Programs, such as our aquaponics system, our composting system and our Garden Center. This position also supports our educational programs and community engagement initiatives. (Posted 2/5/21)
- Counselor II United Way Position - STARRY - Work with families in the community meeting Family And Youth Success program or Universal Prevention eligibility. Fulfill United Way grant expectations. Work to increase equity and inclusion in the Waco office by creating and maintaining community relationships and referral sources. Assist the program in increasing access for diverse populations by educating, empowering, and equipping staff to meet the needs of the community. To apply, please visit www.starry.org/jobs. (posted 1/3/21)
- Executive Director - McLennan Community Investment Fund - The Executive Director of McLennan Community Investment Fund (“McCIF”) will lead our organization through startup and continuation as a community development financing entity, providing affordable financial products to small businesses in economically distressed areas of McLennan County, Texas. (Posted 11/18/20)
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.