Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Oni Meeks, a young BakerRipley CompTIA A+ graduate and IT professional.
Mauricio always tells people he’s not a chef, but everyone loves his cooking. “No culinary school,” he says with a
Today, we celebrate Shell for making an amazing one million dollar legacy investment in Deer Park through its partnership with
Since 2019, BakerRipley has proudly partnered with Verizon for a bold new initiative called Community Forward. This initiative started with
Verizon’s Community Forward program is an ambitious, forward-thinking, society-shaping effort to enhance Houston’s community vitality by addressing the widening Digital
FROM A TRAGIC START “I did come from somewhat of a broken home,” Rachel recalls, momentarily lost in the memory.
From our youngest learners to our more seasoned adult students, BakerRipley is busy creating greater equity in every classroom so
Maybe you’re a Turkey Trotter who’s been running every October for years. Or maybe you’re a volunteer or partner who
“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.”
When Mirna moved to Houston she had to start from zero and reinvent herself like many other immigrants.
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.
Carlos Anibal Bautista is dedicated to learning English. Before the pandemic, he would ride his bike for an hour to
What are the main contributors to a child’s academic success? At BakerRipley we’ve learned that it comes down to two
When Angie enrolled her first son Bryan, now age 8, in the early childhood program, she knew he would get a good education. What she didn’t know was how much the school would impact both of her boys and herself.
“This was one of my dreams and I was able to do it because of BakerRipley and its supporters.”
– Irene Rodriguez
Two years ago, Paola Claros and her husband Santos fled the constant violence in their native Honduras, along with their two young sons Alex and Diego. The boys struggled in school until they transferred to BakerRipley’s New Neighbor school.
BakerRipley serves neighbors of all ages – from 6 months to 96 years old. Our littlest neighbors are part of our Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
In Mexico City, Adriana Sanchez worked as an industrial engineer. But in the United States, she struggled to speak English and couldn’t find work in her field.
“BakerRipley gave me the confidence that I needed, the confidence to do what I needed to do to get through this. I need to do better, I need to it for my friends, my family, and I need to do it for myself.” Sharon Campos, Young Leader.
Our Fab Lab Houston team brings Science Summer Learning projects to our summer camp programs across the city. Check out how kids combined art and science for the Butterfly in the Sky project.
“Helping people brings me joy – seeing them learn something new and seeing when it clicks.”
Getting ready for school is a community effort and Chevron brought the giving spirit to our Back-To-School Community Health Fairs all across the city earlier in August.
“You’ll have a student who speaks Arabic, one who speaks Spanish and another that speaks Hindi interacting with one another with very little English and that’s truly a beautiful process to see.” – Parisa Behzadi, Lead Teacher at New Neighbor School