2016-2017 Prosper Waco Initiative Report is available!

The intent of the report is to inform readers of the various cross-sector efforts within the Prosper Waco initiative, what efforts are addressing the initiative’s goals, where our community stands in terms of county and city-level data, the key partners involved, and the progress of the initiative within the past year. 2016-2017 Prosper Waco Initiative Report.

A Collective Impact Initiative

A collective impact initiative is distinctly different from a collaboration. 
Unlike most collaborations, collective impact initiatives involve a:

  • centralized infrastructure
  • dedicated staff
  • structured process that leads to:
    • a common agenda
    • shared measurements
    • continuous communication
    • backbone organization to mobilize, facilitate and coordinate efforts
    • mutually reinforcing activities among all participants


Derived from John Kania and Mark Kramer, “Collective Impact,” Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2011).

We Are All Prosper Waco

In 2014, years of vigorous work by the caring citizens of Greater Waco culminated in Prosper Waco, a collective impact initiative that pools, strengthens and further motivates the work of those dedicated to enhancing local outcomes in the areas of health, education and financial security.

The history of how Prosper Waco developed is worthwhile in its connection to utilizing the collective impact model. Measurable results have been established and strategies have been developed!

If you live in the Greater Waco area, you are vital to this initiative. Whether you function within a committee or work group or stay informed as an active observer, Prosper Waco is being built with you in mind.


The Prosper Waco Vision

Waco, Texas. Empowering every member of our community to maximize his or her potential.