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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.

Upcoming Events

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“Jubilee Food Market” Effort Continues- “O.A.S.I.S. Shares” Available

Non-Profit Grocery Store Continues Progress Toward Fall Opening

66% of needed funds have been given so far through “O.A.S.I.S.” shares ($25 each)

Twelve men and one woman are on the “Jubilee Grocery Market Dream Team” and have been volunteering their skills to make a neighborhood dream come true. These professionals bring skills from the grocery, architectural, construction, retail and other business trades to the table at regular meetings with the goal of providing healthy and affordable food in the “food desert” of North Waco. Donors have been giving funds to make this huge project. Your gifts are welcome!

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR SHARES!!


INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

For information regarding volunteering this summer, please email volunteers@missionwaco.org

VOLUNTEER GENERAL ORIENTATION FOR BAYLOR:

Baylor S.U.B. – 2nd floor at 6pm (Please arrive on time)

ATTEND ONE session: Tuesday Aug 30, Wednesday Aug 31, or Tuesday September 6

Call for details: 254.753.4900 or email


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Haiti, India and MxCity “Exposure Trips” Change Lives!

 Mission World offers international global trips…Come go with us !

 From the orphanage for physically and mentally disabled children in Mexico City to the slums of India and Haiti, your life will never be the same once you get to know the names and faces of real children and adults who struggle daily. For 25 years, Mission Waco has been taking groups to serve others in poverty and learn from them, as well as help empower them. Trip dates and costs are on the website.

 


 

BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACKS! read more…


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MW Middle-School Youth Going to Washington, D.C.

Fundraising continues for early August trip 

It will be the trip of a lifetime for about 12 of Mission Waco’s middle-school teens as they head to the nation’s Capitol. To quality, these selected students have to enroll in the summer program, attend regularly, and help in the fundraisers.


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Be sure to make notation in the “Notes” box when making reservation


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Party Planning and Fair Trade in High Demand Around Here World Cup Café & Fair Trade Mkt.’s group room offers shopping from around the world If you are looking for a great location for your group’s meal, don’t wait long to reserve the World Cup Café and Fair Trade Mkt. The café can hold up to fifty (50) guests in the back room where our global products are for sale. Contact the café at 254.757-1748 soon for your party.

Shop World Cup Online
or come on by the store to find that perfect gift located at 15th and Colcord.  We are  carrying our fair trade clothing, jewelry, and accessories along with housewares and other unique gifts from around the world.  We are proud to serve Waco and central Texas!   We love music, and we love food.  Put them together and you get Saturday Nights at the Cup.  From 5:30-8, we feature a special meal and live music.  Look HERE for the upcoming schedule!

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“Urban Edibles” open weekdays for lunch or to your event, too!

Check us out on Facebook:  <https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=urban%20edibles>

Mission Waco’s Food Trailer parked at N. 15th/Colcord Ave with great menu items

We come to you! We can serve at your event, but you are also welcome to get out of the office or house and stop for a pulled pork sandwich, a few sliders, french or sweet potato fries, or other tasty items. We’re right across the street from the World Cup Café Monday-Friday for lunch,11:002:00. Urban Edibles was built with donations from the community to also provide job training, under the guidance of our experienced cooks, for lower-income adults and teens. If you want us to come to your church party, outside event, or whatever, we just need a guarantee of $450 worth of gross sales. Call the main office (254.753-4900) or email <urbanedibles@missionwaco.org>.

 


 

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Got A Job! Youth Job Training Helping Urban Teens & Young Adults Go to Work

16-24 year olds can enroll now; 3- phase program celebrating successes with job placements1

Twenty-five (25) low-income teens have enrolled in Mission Waco’s Youth Job Training Program. Four of then have now gone to work, including three at Hawaiian Falls. Fourteen (14) more are have already completed the pre-employment work maturity (Phase 1) in Mission Waco’s 2016 job training program and are in Phase II, the 60 hour work experience in various companies where they are paid while they continue to secure solid job skills and look for permanent employment. These youth also get exposed to employers like Central Texas Iron Works, Domtar, Hole in the Roof, the YMCA and other local businesses through on-site field trips. The best way to break the poverty cycle is with a job and these youth are on the right path.

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Hawaiian Falls Partners With Mission Waco For Jobs & Discount Tickets

Discounted tickets ($17) and urban youth employment collaboration

The World Cup Fair Trade room was filled up the employees of the 15 Hawaiian Falls waterparks who came from all over the State for training. President Clint Hill and Ryan Forson, Waco’s park general manager, have helped lead this Christian-based organization to include  engagement in local communities where they serve. Mission Waco has been able to offer to the Waco community discounted their daily water park tickets all season for only $17 (compared to $26.99 full price) and the all-day cold drink wrist band is only $3 (+credit card fee of 3%). In addition, they have hired three of Mission Waco youth who graduated from our job training program. What an organization!


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Jerry Johnston Creative Arts Memorial Fund

a Mission Waco opportunity for lower income children and teens Jerry Johnston loved the arts and the poor. His life showed it. While he played and enjoyed music sitting on the board among the elite in the Dallas Opera Company, he also remembered the poor wherever he lived or traveled, creating a home for homeless boys in Bogota, Colombia, serving though NYC’s City Harvest hunger ministry, and even visiting inmates in the jail ministry with his church. As a local Waco resident with two Baylor University business degrees and post graduate studies at Duke, he succeeded in the business world in banking and became one the Top 20 Young Businessmen of Dallas. At age 57, his earthly struggles ended. To celebrate his legacy and continue purposeful efforts in keeping with Jerry’s life, friends and his mom have blessed the creation of a special Jerry Johnston Creative Arts Memorial Fund through Mission Waco to allow those who loved and respected him a way to express their appreciation for his life. READ MORE…

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