Description: A 23 year-old Christian-based non-profit which provides a variety of ministries to empower the poor, mobilized the middle-class to get involved, and help overcome the systemic injustices which sometimes create barriers for those who struggle to become all God created them to be. Mission Waco offers job training to the unemployed, shelter for the homeless, residential treatment for the addict, programs of low-income children and youth, a free clinic. an arts program, a neighborhood cafe and Fair Trade Mkt and more. We also work in Haiti to provide clean water wells, micro-loans, school sponsorships, and a medical clinic. We mobilize folks here through 16 annual "poverty simulations" that reach over 900 participants a year.