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.”

Community Resources

The health and safety of our employees and neighbors are our top concern. We are closely watching all local, state,

COVID-19 Update: Our work continues one year later

At BakerRipley, we’re focused on decreasing the inequities and challenges that come to life during a disaster in order to build long-term resiliency for our region.

Black History Month is Important, Relevant, and Necessary

Learning about other cultures helps us to understand how much we are really alike. We remove barriers and begin to authentically connect with one another.

BakerRipley and Verizon team up in support of digital inclusion

Together with Verizon, our aim is to build digital resiliency among our neighbors.

The joy of talking to Ms. Hallie

Meet Ms. Hallie for a good dose of positivity.

2020 ¡Lánzate Houston! Winners

Meet the winners of our first ever virtual ¡Lánzate Houston!

Fearing for his life, he fled to America

Roger La O Munoz suffered years of physical and psychological abuse in Cuba for defending the rights of his neighbors.

Houston Turkey Trot: Loral shows some love from Little Rock

From her home in Little Rock, Arkansas, Loral tells us her Houston Turkey Trot story!

Pathways to dreams and reinvention

When Mirna moved to Houston she had to start from zero and reinvent herself like many other immigrants.

Closing the digital divide

Melanie Fisk, Senior Director of Adult Education at BakerRipley, talks about going remote, helping students stay connected, and working to close the digital divide in Houston.

Adult Ed: Committed to learning English

Carlos Anibal Bautista is dedicated to learning English. Before the pandemic, he would ride his bike for an hour to

Entrepreneurs get access to much needed capital

At BakerRipley, we’re working to provide all Houston entrepreneurs with equal opportunities. 

Filling in the gaps for minority-owned businesses

BakerRipley is creating pathways of opportunity for people to climb up the socioeconomic ladder

BakerRipley: The road to recovery

The tale of the two cities is on full display as we begin to realize the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in Houston.

Mary cries tears of joy

Mary Key, one of our neighbors, shares a note about her experience with BakerRipley during the pandemic.

DACA: I have to continue to fight

After the recent decision, we talked to DACA recipients about growing up, coping with the anxiety, and about their hopes and dreams of one-day becoming American citizens.

Immigration: Operating where Human Rights cease to exist

Asylum seekers arriving in Mexico suffer horrific violence including assault, kidnapping, and rape.