Building self-confidence with every step: How two East Aldine sisters are taking the lead after attending dance classes at a BakerRipley Community Center
For Maria Esperanza Saucedo and her family, a passion for Mexican Folkloric dancing runs deep. The mother, her son and
Roberta Has Faith In Family
Roberta Leal’s story could have been tragic, but with the help of the BakerRipley family, it’s powerful!
Black History Month is a Perfect Time to Address Racial Inequities
The United States is a prosperous country with abundant opportunities. However, many Americans struggle to gain access to these opportunities,
Trotting Through the Years with Amy
In 1992, Amy Ragan was working for Sheltering Arms’s marketing team when her Executive Director saw an opportunity. Amy, a
30th Annual Turkey Trot. Trotting with the Lugos!
Thousands of Houstonians gather in the early morning streets. Some are philanthropists. Some are bankers. Some are teachers. Some are
Oni’s Drive and BakerRipley’s Support Make Career Dreams Come True
Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Oni Meeks, a young BakerRipley CompTIA A+ graduate and IT professional.
Meet Sandra Comeaux, our volunteer of the year
Have you ever known someone who just made the world a better place? Maybe their positive energy seems limitless. Or
Zahir’s story of persistence: From Afghan refugee to U.S. citizen
The American Dream is a timeless and powerful ideal. The idea that equality of opportunity is available to every U.S.
Voices of DACA, a BakerRipley Conversation
June 15, 2022, marks a historic moment: the 10th anniversary of the announcement of DACA. While this anniversary will forever
Crazy Bites: Two Katy Entrepreneurs fulfill their dream
Mauricio always tells people he’s not a chef, but everyone loves his cooking. “No culinary school,” he says with a
Shell & BakerRipley change lives together in Deer Park
Today, we celebrate Shell for making an amazing one million dollar legacy investment in Deer Park through its partnership with
Community Forward Initiative is Championing Digital Inclusion in Houston
Since 2019, BakerRipley has proudly partnered with Verizon for a bold new initiative called Community Forward. This initiative started with
Verizon Digital Training is Changing Lives
Verizon’s Community Forward program is an ambitious, forward-thinking, society-shaping effort to enhance Houston’s community vitality by addressing the widening Digital
Helping hopeful neighbors achieve their Citizenship Dream
Houston is an amazing, vibrant and highly diverse place that we call home. Unfortunately, for many Houston-area immigrant neighbors, becoming
The Fragas Have Shaped Houston for Decades
Today, please join us in honoring and celebrating a special family who has positively impacted generations of Latino Houstonians… the
Phillips 66 Trots for a Better Houston
As we prepare for Turkey Trot 2021, we’re proud to spotlight Phillips 66 as our corporate sponsor honoree!
Houston Turkey Trot: More than Good Fun
Every year, thousands of Houstonians flock to the starting line to feast on fun, friends, family, and an altogether amazing
Rachel’s Story: from Tragedy to Transformation
FROM A TRAGIC START “I did come from somewhat of a broken home,” Rachel recalls, momentarily lost in the memory.
A Conversation with BakerRipley Educators During the Pandemic
From our youngest learners to our more seasoned adult students, BakerRipley is busy creating greater equity in every classroom so
Trotting for Education!
Maybe you’re a Turkey Trotter who’s been running every October for years. Or maybe you’re a volunteer or partner who
At a Glance: Socioeconomic Mobility
At BakerRipley, socioeconomic mobility is at the core of what we do. Every person should be welcomed and have equitable
Entrepreneur Connection: A traumatic episode motivated her to start a business
It took years, but the Uber-type app for interpreters is now a reality.
Meet Kristin, our volunteer of the year!
Kristin Kobilis is the 2020 Barbara Day Volunteer of the Year. She’s been calling our senior neighbors for more than a year now!
Everything seems impossible until you achieve it
“I’m an example that you can achieve what you want. BakerRipley doesn’t only give you the tools, it helps you achieve your goals.”