Prosper Waco updates Waco ISD on ongoing work

Prosper Waco and Waco Independent School District came together to discuss the 29 initiatives implemented by Prosper Waco, as well as their three other ongoing projects.

SNAP certification, ‘cash mob’ expected to boost Jubilee Market

After months of waiting, Mission Waco’s grocery store Jubilee Food Market, has been certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take SNAP payments. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is expected to help increase traffic to the store.

H-E-B’s shy billionaire explains why he’s donating $100 million to improve Texas schools

According to the news article, H-E-B’s shy billionaire explains why he’s donating $100 million to improve Texas schools, published by Dallas News on February 2, 2017, Charles Butt, head of
H-E-B stores, has made a $100 million investment to create a new institute that will be dedicated to training school principals as well as superintendents.

How Investing in Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down

According to a new paper published in December 2016, The Life-Cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program, co-authored by Nobel laureate James Heckman, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and the director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development.

Updates on the Behavioral Health Leadership Team

A collaborative team of community leaders with roles that intersect with issues of mental health and substance abuse are working together to identify the community’s needs related to behavioral health and to create an integrated system of services to address those needs.

2017 Waco ISD Summer Internship Program

Waco ISD is implementing its summer internship program for the second time. The internship will be open to rising seniors from both Waco High and University High that are part of one of the Academies within Waco ISD.

Mayborn Museum Science Night

On October 20 ,2016, more than 300 students and parents from Brook Ave Elementary School and West Ave Elementary School visited the Mayborn Museum Complex to participate in a free Science Night.

Family of Faith Worship Center Christian Academy

A local church has created its very own full-day childcare academy. Family of Faith Worship Center Christian Academy will serve children ages three to five and will operate from 7AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday.