What’s New(s) @ Good Neighbor?

Little Free Library Still Popular

Earlier this week, sitting on the porch of the house next door to the Good Neighbor House, we watched three different individuals visit the Little Free Library (LFL) on the corner of Colcord and 23rd. We managed to capture one of those visits in this photo. How...

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Meet Heather Deal

Meet Board Member Heather Deal, who moved to Waco from New York City a few years ago and joined the Board 2-3 months after she moved here, when Dr. Scales asked her if she wanted to join the community. Ms. Deal works very closely with Ms. De Laurell at Good Neighbor...

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Meet Rory Jones (part 1)

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rory Jones, the Good Neighbor Board Member who oversees (and does much of the) maintenance at the house. Speaking with him is interesting because he’s had a front-row seat, more than most, to the changes Good...

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Sarah Flores and “Third Places”

Before reading Joelle’s posts about third places, I was unfamiliar with that concept. Now that I think about ways I might have experienced third places in my life, I remember mostly spending time in bookstores and the occasional coffee shop. Otherwise, everything I...

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Spring Workdays!

Good neighbors, Resident Volunteers, members of the Leadership Team all joined on Friday and Saturday to help with yard work, scraping and painting, and power-washing and sealing the wood on our backyard deck. All of this is one way we continue to be "good neighbors"...

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Meet Audri Thicklin

This last week, I had the opportunity to interview the last of Good Neighbor House’s Resident Volunteers: Audri Thicklin. She is a student at Baylor’s Graduate School of Social Work, and this is her first year working with Good Neighbor House. She is The...

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Joelle Axton: Part 2, Third Place & Good Neighbor

This is the other half of Joelle's reflection (see part one), where she explores how the Good Neighbor House aligns with the characteristics of a "third place." It's inspiring, and she challenges us all to consider how many different (and "unremarkable") ways Good...

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Talking with Alice Fry

Today I want to share a conversation I had with Alice Fry, one of the Resident Volunteers at Good Neighbor House. Alice’s area of responsibility within the house is Community Engagement, which means she works closely with the Board Members to enhance the...

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