Category: Financial Well-Being
Roberta Has Faith In Family
Roberta Leal’s story could have been tragic, but with the help of the BakerRipley family, it’s powerful!
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Harvey – two years later
BakerRipley continues working to make Houston stronger. See impact and stories from the recovery two years after Hurricane Harvey.
Neighborhood Restoration Centers Impact
In collaboration with the City of Houston and Harris County, BakerRipley expanded services to create Neighborhood Restoration Centers that helped the community recover from Hurricane Harvey.
Collaboration is key to recovery
Hurricane Harvey dealt a devastating blow to Carlos Tejada, but he overcame adversity thanks to various agencies collaborating to rebuild homes and lives.
Disaster Response: Humanitarian plan unveiled
The new plan outlines ways we can better serve our immigrant population during times of crisis like Hurricane Harvey.
Entrepreneurs compete in Lánzate Houston
BakerRipley’s Small Business announced “Lánzate Houston” winners.
Stories from the Recovery: The Giving Spirit
“I walked door-to-door as a postal employee and delivered recovery information to residents. The whole neighborhood flooded, so everyone needed help. Eventually, BakerRipley information came from a client on my mail route.” – Clayton Jackson, BakerRipley Disaster Recovery neighbor
Stories from the Recovery: Prayers Answered
“I knew the keys to my success were Dorothy and Robin with BakerRipley. They made me feel comfortable, I prayed for them and I trusted they would help me get my home put back together – and they did!” – Betty Cole, BakerRipley Disaster Recovery Neighbor
Stories from the Recovery: Team Work Makes the Dream Work
“Natasha and her 11 neighbors that I’m working with hold a special place in my heart. These are hard-working families trying to make it. Harvey came in and ravaged this place of dreams. They are trying to bounce back and BakerRipley is helping.” – Mara Busey, BakerRipley Disaster Case Manager
Entrepreneurship: Coffee changed their lives
For Sidia and Mario Guzman, coffee is much more than a simple beverage. It is part of their identity and a way of life
Stories from the Recovery: Mold – The Hidden Harvey Danger
“We just ripped carpet out of a house last week. It had been soaked from Harvey flood waters from over a year ago and you could see and smell the mold in the home the moment we walked through the door.” – Sommer Harrison, BakerRipley Home Restoration Program Director
A launching pad for small business owners
Meet some of the entrepreneurs that have participated in our Entrepreneur Connection Program