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.
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Oct. 15, 2020
Introducing a New Event Series: Envisioning Equity
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothingcan be changed until it is faced," wrote the late American author James Baldwin. With this premise, our office is excited to embark on a new initiative to raise awareness of injustices within our community.
Oct. 8, 2020
Revolve: Welcoming Food Trucks to Campus
Last year, in a partnership the first of its kind, Common Grounds—along with other local favorites within the extended Common Grounds brand family—set up shop in the Bill Daniel Student Union Building campus to accommodate increasing appetites for their offerings, particularly from the on-campus community. This trailblazing partnership with Aramark paved the way to the University’s latest collaboration with Baylor Dining, Revolve.
Oct. 1, 2020
City of Waco Receives Music Friendly Certification
Known as a top tourist destination within the state of Texas, whatever you are looking for, you can find it in Waco. Whether you are a local or are just visiting, shopping, dining and entertainment options abound to suit any taste. The variety of options is no accident – over years, individuals, nonprofits, and the city itself have explored avenues to cultivate our city, pouring efforts into supporting all who call Waco home.
Sep. 24, 2020
A Community Driven Approach to Business Incubation
Startup Waco, a partner of Baylor University, is a local nonprofit whose purpose is to help create and sustain an ecosystem of entrepreneurship in order to help businesses start, build, grow, and ultimately thrive in Waco. In its first two years of existence, its already become a hub of activity, programs, resources, and connections to help small businesses and startups. Today, we recognize Startup Waco’s IncubateX254 program for truly innovating how it approaches business support.