Category: Financial Well-Being

Yusuf’s Bridge to Success

Yusuf found BakerRipley, where he gained career skills to change his life.

Roberta Leal is at home at BakerRipley

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 Entrepreneurs from Katy

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

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

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

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

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

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