What’s New(s) @ Good Neighbor?

Baylor CHIS @ Good Neighbor

Last Saturday, Good Neighbor was fortunate to have the help of the CHIS service group from Baylor as we refresh the paint in our kitchen and complete other items on our ongoing "to do" maintenance list. CHIS = “Clasping Hands in Service” and they have been serving...

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Dr. Laine Scales: Researching Settlement Houses

Our founder, Dr. Laine Scales, recently returned from a research trip to study the settlement houses there. She shares some of what she learned.  "I recently traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to dig into the archives of three historical settlements there. Sifting...

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MLK Service Day

MLK service day at Good Neighbor House started with a discussion of Dr King's often-used phrase about "Beloved Community." “Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our...

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Support Local Theatre!

The settlement house tradition has always included and supported the arts: song, dance, and theatre.   It has been a pleasure for Good Neighbor to host rehearsals for this upcoming show, This Is Our Youth, from the Silent House Theatre Company.   Support their show:...

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Friendsmas @ Good Neighbor

Good Neighbor is typically empty and lonely on Christmas Day, but this year, it was alive with neighbors!  The Waco Pride Network hosted “Friendsmas,”  a gathering for people who may not be able to celebrate with relatives, but can find friends and acceptance in this...

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Farewell Joelle Axton

It is with mixed emotions that we say farewell to Joelle Axton, our resident volunteer with the longest running record of live-in service. Joelle served with us almost four years and brought to Good Neighbor such a spirit of hospitality to daily operations. We will...

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Holiday Music Recital

The Good Neighbor House was full of music Saturday afternoon as the students from The Miller Music Studio performed in their recital. Music and the Arts have always been an important part of the historical settlement house activities.  Thank you Lisa Miller!    ...

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Thank You, Chris Elder

A big shout out  to Chris Elder, volunteer at Good Neighbor and senior at Baylor University. Chris provided 30 hours of volunteer work in the Fall semester,  helping  us out with Halloween and several projects around the property. He will graduate in May and move to...

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