Solid Gold Neighbor Initiative
Encompassing the City of Waco, we strive to serve the community in partnership with leaders and organizations that strongly believe in the potential of our city.
We support local nonprofits and organizations through leveraging university-wide resources in support of the Waco community.
As a regular and consistent participant in community activities, council, and committees, we provide ambassadorship on behalf of Baylor University.
Explore Baylor's hometown through cultural, social and recreational opportunities and programs through discounts, giveaways and more.
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Mar. 31, 2022
Cesar Chavez Day
Cesar Chavez Day is an American national commemorative holiday aimed to celebrate the birth and enduring legacy of the American civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez, on March 31st.
Mar. 29, 2022
Quality professional development is a high priority for Waco ISD and that was witnessed as 150 Waco ISD early childhood educators and EOAC/Head Start gathered to learn together from Conscious Discipline expert, Kim Jackson.
Mar. 8, 2022
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce hears often from employers about their needs whether they range from access to new customers or training for existing employees. Over the past year, however, employers have changed their tune. Talent is the buzzword du jour! As the great resignation commences following the initial phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses small and large began to experience difficulty in recruiting and retaining employees. The Greater Waco Chamber, in partnership with the City of Waco, McLennan County, and a half dozen employers came to the rescue with an exciting new initiative entitled inWaco!
Feb. 7, 2022
The History Behind Black History Month
What began as Negro History Week in 1926 has since grown into a national celebration of the successes, perseverance, and hopes of black people. The vision of Dr. Carter G. Woodson and his Association for the Study of African American Life and History foresaw not the designating of black history to a specific timeframe but the weaving of this history into the mainstream story of America. Nevertheless, in 1976 Negro History Week expanded into the Black History Month we acknowledge today. Each year during the month of February we recognize leaders, scholars, activists, entertainers, and trailblazers, illuminating the experiences of African Americans across generations.