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.
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
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
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.”
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
BakerRipley launches new ESL for Families program
What are the main contributors to a child’s academic success? At BakerRipley we’ve learned that it comes down to two
Early Childhood Education: The Hernandez Story
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.
First to complete GED Program in East Aldine
“This was one of my dreams and I was able to do it because of BakerRipley and its supporters.”
– Irene Rodriguez
New Neighbor school illuminates learning journey for brothers
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’s founding program: early childhood education
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.
Adult Education: Connection through Language
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.
HUMAN: Oh, so you were bullied…
“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.
Butterfly in the Sky: Science Summer Learning with our Fab Lab Houston
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.
For the love of reading
“Helping people brings me joy – seeing them learn something new and seeing when it clicks.”
How do you think computers remember things?
It’s just a computer chip, nothing to be scared of.
Back-to-school, Community style
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.
At New Neighbor students learn a lot more than English
“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