The Mission

The mission of the Prosper Waco initiative is to build an environment in which all members of our Waco community are able to measurably improve their education, health, and financial security.

Collectively, We Can Improve Waco

Prosper Waco is an innovative approach to community work that consolidates and builds upon the efforts of existing nonprofits and community leaders to measurably improve the lives of the people in the Greater Waco community.

This collective impact model brings together key leaders and organizations in the areas of education, health and financial security to comprehensively:

  • identify and quantify challenges facing our community
  • articulate a shared vision
  • establish measurable goals
  • facilitate implementation of strategies to address each challenge
  • monitor progress against each goal
  • share data and resources necessary to accomplish our collective goals
  • engage a broad spectrum of community partners (including recipients of services) in the design of its work.

By encouraging collective impact strategies among leaders in city and county government, businesses, nonprofits, healthcare, education, social services, foundations, and churches, the Prosper Waco initiative will build on and steadily increase the effectiveness of current efforts that address community challenges. The strategy is to raise awareness among all members of the community, focus alignment of mutually reinforcing activities for more effective outcomes, and increase levels of engagement of individuals and organizations to bring about measurable and sustainable change in citizens’ health, education and financial security.

To learn more about the collective impact model Prosper Waco uses, visit the Our Model page of the website.


Desired Result: More low-income residents of Greater Waco will complete a college degree or workforce certificate


Desired Result: Compared to other Texas communities, McLennan County residents will live healthier lifestyles and access the best available care


Desired Result: More Waco-area households will earn incomes that provide financial security