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The Sixth Annual Deep in the Heart Film Festival Kicks Off with a Red Carpet Party at Anthem Stories and an afterparty at Stay Classy Waco!

Star Party
July 23, 8:00 PM | Waco Mammoth National Monument

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Small Business Big Dreams
Monday July 23, 12 PM- 5 PM | 412 N. Valley Mills Dr.

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How to Make a Comic Art Class (Ages 10-14)
Thursay July 28, 3:00-4:00 PM | Fabled Bookshop

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Night Out Block Party
July 21-24, 5:30 -9:30 | S. 7th St. & Austin Ave.

Partnering with the Ella Baker Center and ChangeWaco - local non-profit Blaccent is hosting their very first Night Out for Safety & Liberation Event in Waco on Tuesday, August 2 from 5:30-9:30pm!
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From the blog

He’s got a ticket to ride…the bus

By Ashley Bean Thornton On February 21, 2013, I sat in a booth in my satellite office, Whataburger, visiting with…

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Beware the bad air

By Ashley Bean Thornton I recently read an article that went into great detail about the concentration of wealth in…

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Questions about community…

By Ashley Bean Thornton When I started Act Locally Waco, it was based on a simple idea. I knew there…

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Time to Respond

By Ashley Bean Thornton I stand in awe of the first responders.  Here’s one story I heard:  Having seen the…

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What’s the connection?

By Ashley Bean Thornton Today – as you know – has been a glorious spring day in Waco. I had already been…

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Sat Aug 20
Lemonade Day Waco
Sat Aug 20 thru Sat Aug 20

Fri Aug 26
Bob Darden presents The Black Gospel Music Project (Lifelong Learning, a senior adult continuing learning group at the Mayborn Museum, Baylor)
Fri Aug 26 thru Fri Aug 26

Fri Sep 30
Waco Cultural Arts Festival (Cultural Arts of Waco)
Fri Sep 30 thru Sun Oct 2


  • Mission Waco is seeking 5 interns for different program areas including children (elementary age), Youth (middle school & high school), Groups Mobilization, Urban REAP (environmental justice), and Social Services at the Meyer Center The internship will be from June 1 – August 2, and interns will be paid $1800 for the summer. They will be expected to engage for about 35 hours per week. Link to the website that will provide more information:
  • Students planning to enroll in summer or fall classes at McLennan Community College can take advantage of extended hours being offered by the Advising & Career Services department. Registration is currently open for Summer Minimester through May 11, Summer I through May 28, Summer II through July 9 and Fall through Aug. 20. Advisors are available to meet with students via Zoom on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. by joining the Waiting Room at or going to and entering meeting ID: 913 2288 4695. Prospective students should to complete the application process for admission to the College prior to meeting with an advisor.

Jobs & Job Related

Send your job openings to [email protected]

  • Four Columns is seeking a Communications Manager:
    Four Columns Marketing is seeking an experienced Communications Specialist to serve on the Communications team at Four Columns. Our Communications team is responsible for creating outstanding content for our clients, writing press releases, pitching stories to media outlets, and managing social media, among other related duties.

    Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong ability to work independently to achieve core job functions - and a strong ability to collaborate with a team to create valuable marketing materials for our clients. We are primarily searching for a candidate with technical, oil and gas and/or technology writing experience. Communications team members frequently conduct extensive research into a wide variety of topics, thus the ability and desire to learn continuously are crucial to long-term success.

    Applicants can send their resumes to [email protected]
    Here is the LinkedIn job post:
  • Greater Waco Legal Services: is looking for a Communications Partner. The ideal candidate will provide creative and collaborative leadership through communications management that furthers the GWLS mission of providing affordable legal services, holistic advocacy, and community-driven problem-solving so that all members of our community have equal access to justice. The Communications Partner will join the other Staff Partners in our growing non-profit law firm in a 10-15 hrs/wk position, with some remote work optional.
    TO APPLY: Send your resume with an email expressing your interest in the position to Kent McKeever,
    Managing Attorney Partner, at [email protected]
  • First Presbyterian Church: First Presbyterian Church of Waco is seeking a reliable and fast-thinking AV Technician to run sound and video for our worship services each Sunday morning.  You will work each Sunday from 8:00 am-12:00 pm t set-up and "run" sound (test mics ahead of time, adjust as needed).  Additionally, you will manage 3 video cameras and blend them into a video feed for the TV monitor and Zoom room by following all technical cues provided by the pastor.  You will need to play any video or audio clips as instructed.

    For a full description and to apply, visit here

  • Austin Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Front Desk Office Coordinator/ Patient Services Coordinator-Oral Surgery Indeed Page
  • The Cove: is looking for two Youth Advocates to join our frontline team working with High School youth experiencing homelessness. Please check out the Job Description for more details about the role and how to apply.
  • Advocacy Center: Prevention Educator
  • Prosper Waco is seeking an Adolescent Health Communications Coordinator. For more information and to apply, visit the Indeed page for the position.
  •  Compassion Waco is seeking a new executive director to lead and direct daily activities with the objective of maximizing efforts of all personnel in meeting the mission of the organization. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, list of references, and writing sample to   [email protected]. Only complete submissions will be considered. See the full position description on Compassion's website.
  • Waco Family Medicine: currently have approximately 34 positions open. Click here to view their postings.
  • Job Openings at ESC Region 12:
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  • Immediate part-time and seasonal needs at Mission Waco Meyer Center. Visit their website for more information.
  • McLennan Community College  – For more information or other jobs at MCC, see MCC’s Job Board.
  • Urban REAP: Program Coordinator
  • Methodist Children's Home has several openings including After School Care Coordinator and Case Manager (Residential). Head over to their website to view all 16 job postings.

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