Mission Statement

Provide Christian-based holistic, relationship-based programs that empower the poor and marginalized. Mobilize middle-class Americans to become more compassionately involved among the poor. Seek ways to overcome the systemic issues of social injustice which oppress the poor and marginalized.

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Interested or know someone needing help finding a job?  Youth in our summer program will attend classes for two weeks & then will receive assistance in getting them placed an employment site for up to 60 hours of on the job training.  After an employer has gotten to know you, they’ll decide if you’re a good fit to hire directly.  On June 8th come to the Meyer Center at 1226 Washington anytime between 1 PM – 4 PM for orientation & interviews.  The first class will run June 9-June 18.  If you cannot attend the June 8th orientation, but you CAN attend June 9-18th, please contact Travis Cheatham at 254-753-4900 or


For more information, call 753-4900 or email

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JOB TRAINING PROGRAM TAKING APPLICATIONS Job Specific Skills added to Pre-employment “Soft Skills” FOR MORE INFORMATION   — NEXT CULINARY CLASS SCHEDULED FOR JULY AND AGAIN IN NOVEMBER Getting the right ingredients in the pan at the right time is one of the challenges faced by Mission Waco job trainees who are learning various skills to help them get and retain jobs that move toward living wages. This past month began the new expanded job training “M-Powerment Program” for lower income folks. Interested or know someone needing help finding a job? We can help. Applications available at the Meyer Center, 1226 Washington. 

Wellspring Scholarship Changing Lives of Youth — Making College Possible
Several years ago, an anonymous couple, who believed in our model of ministry and the potential for urban youth to overcome the struggles of poverty through education, personal responsibility and faith in God, made a significant donation to help our urban teens get on the path to post-secondary academic education. Calling the fund “the Wellspring Scholarship Program, our Mission Waco Youth staff and volunteer team began Implanting in the middle-school teens the vision, “You are Capable!” By working with these youth to hear and believe those words, visit college campuses firsthand, and apply for Pell Grants as early as possible, we watched hope emerge. Along the way, we help them with homework, dialogue with their parents and teachers, and build their confidence. In their senior year of high school, the students then apply for additional financial help through the Wellspring Scholarship Program. With annual donations, today we have celebrated numerous high school and college graduations and had those students inspire the younger ones. Two of our kids have even completed their masters degrees.
If you wan to be part of this investment in the future of urban youth, we’d love to encourage your donations to the Wellspring Scholarship! You can help change a life and a generation!

povsim14 Poverty Simulation Dates
Intensive weekend experience held 16x a year One weekend can change your life. Don’t believe us? You can ask some of the thousands of participants, ages 13-85, who have experienced the full weekend training. Each year, hundreds of students and adults attend one of the sixteen weekends to learn more about the realities of poverty through a blend of experience and information. Details and cost of the weekend and how to register your group are here on the website. UPCOMING DATES:
April 24-26 June 12-14 June 26-28 July 10-12 July 31-Aug 2 Sept 18-20 Oct 2-4 Oct 9-11 Nov 20-22

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or come on by the store to find that perfect gift for FATHER’S DAY, GRADUATION, BIRTHDAY...   NEW ADDITIONAL LOCATION  located at The Blue Horse 1525  Austin Ave. in addition to our original location at 15th and Colcord.  The Blue Horse location is carrying our fair trade clothing and accessories along with housewares.  We are proud to have two locations now serving Waco and central Texas!   

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Want to spend a summer serving the poor and learning about life? Each summer they come from all over the U.S. to spend about ten weeks “in the trenches” of urban ministry. Mission Waco’s summer internship program has been a life-changer for so many students who wonder where God is directing them. While in Waco, they live in a challenged neighborhood, serve children, youth and adults who are under-resourced, read urban ministry books, and receive mentoring along the way. If you think you might me interested, check out the website.

char14 Charity Navigator Gives Fourth “Exceptional 4-Star Rating “ Mission Waco one of 7% of all non-profits in the nation Charity Navigator <>, the leading charity evaluator in America, just recognized Mission Waco’s fourth “exceptional” rating for financial and accountability/transparency. The ministry received a combined score of 69.09 out of a possible score of 70. According to their letter, “Only 7% of all charities we rate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Mission Waco/Mission World out performs most charities in America.” The recognition is a testament of the hard work and integrity of Mission Waco’s administrative staff and commitment to be “beyond reproach” as a Christian ministry. The organization is also approved by the Better Business Bureau. As community-based organization that relies on donors, volunteers, collaborations, and funders. With over a million non-profits in the US, fiscal accountability has become a critical value for donors. We’re proud you can trust our integrity!

xgame15 X Team Challenge is postponed until Fall 2015 (instead of Sat May 2).  Check back soon for updated info, including some fun new categories!

“The Justice Conference || Waco, Texas”  JUNE 6 Rogers Engineering and Computer Science Building on Baylor Campus. Watch the video here about the JAMES conference.  Baylor is a partner site for the Simulcast of the Conference. The Justice and Mercy Engineering Society (JAMES) is dedicated to helping engineers serve in international development and Christian missions. Too often, lack of access to water and electricity leaves people without their inherent, God-given dignity. JAMES connects engineers with existing ministries and provides training in electricity systems such as solar or micro hydro, water wells, pumps, etc.  JAMES is a program of the 501(c)-3 organization Mission Waco Mission World. While it is free, folks must register. Here’s the link to register:

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