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Why Shronica runs the Houston Turkey Trot

Why Shronica runs the Houston Turkey Trot

“The Houston Turkey Trot is the reason I started running.”

Entrepreneur Connection: Starting a trucking business

Entrepreneur Connection: Starting a trucking business

BakerRipley’s Entrepreneur Connection program helps neighbors start a trucking business.

Stories from the Recovery: A new lease on life

Stories from the Recovery: A new lease on life

“The financial assistance and the finished bathroom is a dream come true – and a prayer answered,” Melba said. “I’m so grateful for my case manager, the builders and BakerRipley.”

HUMAN: The Power of Dialogue

HUMAN: The Power of Dialogue

Every year, the annual Heart of Gold luncheon celebrates our agency’s history, leaders, partners and neighbors. This year, we tried something different.

Stories from the Recovery: Monique's Journey

Stories from the Recovery: Monique’s Journey

Monique Lampkin experienced financial hardship during the months following Hurricane Harvey, but that didn’t stop her from asking for help and getting back on her feet.

BakerRipley NRG Shelter: Aerial Views

BakerRipley NRG Shelter: Aerial Views

A look at the BakerRipley NRG shelter from above.

Capital One helps youth entrepreneurs kick-start their businesses.

Capital One helps youth entrepreneurs kick-start their businesses.

Capital One guides Youth Entrepreneurs in ther own “Shark Tank” style pitch competition.

HUMAN

HUMAN

We need to talk…

VIDEO: Houston is a Welcoming City

VIDEO: Houston is a Welcoming City

We are a globally-connected, culturally-fluent city where migration and resettlement are central functions.

Resilient cities plan for urban migration

Resilient cities plan for urban migration

While national leaders establish borders and visa regimes, local authorities are responsible for welcoming new arrivals.

My Hope for Black History Month

My Hope for Black History Month

Therefore, it is my sincere hope that as we commence with forums, cultural events, movie screenings and more for Black History month we examine how it informs the work we are currently doing.

Making Holiday Connections!

Making Holiday Connections!

Every December, we host “Holiday Connections” thanks to our partnerships with Aramark and Constellation. From gifts to crafts to food and fun, these celebrations allow our Baker-Ripley and Cleveland-Ripley communities to come together and enjoy the season of giving.

A Home Away From Home

A Home Away From Home

Carve out a few hours of your day before carving your turkey and give back to your community.

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

Our partners at Chevron have made an impact on 15,000 people over 13 years with this simple act.

Why Houstonians must create a "Welcoming Houston"

Why Houstonians must create a “Welcoming Houston”

This shift is not temporary. This is our future.

The Newcomer Welcome

The Newcomer Welcome

Mwende recently arrived in the United States.

Celebrate your Roots

Celebrate your Roots

We are all neighbors.

Welcoming at Every Age

Welcoming at Every Age

Here at BakerRipley, we know there are many forms of welcome. Through our New Neighbor School, we have served over 100 students since 2011 in K-5th grade. In the 2015-2016 school year, the school had 11 countries represented and 13 native languages spoken.

Built on Heart

Built on Heart

A behind-the-scenes look at how we show up and how our neighbors are finding their “new normal.”

Built on Partnerships

Built on Partnerships

Long after the news cameras leave and media coverage dwindles, families will often spend an additional year or longer rebuilding their homes and lives.

Built on Strength

Built on Strength

A home built on perseverance. A community built on heart.

At the Harbach-Ripley Center

At the Harbach-Ripley Center, There’s Always Something Afoot

Walk out the back door of the Harbach-Ripley Neighborhood Center, and you’ll find yourself in a garden oasis — that you can eat.

The Power of Photography

The Power of Photography

When Avian Molina gets out of school, he usually goes to the library to study with his friends. For the past few weeks, however, he’s spent his afternoons taking pictures of the community.

Stepping up for Volunteer Week

Stepping up for Volunteer Week

One of our corporate volunteer groups just finished a project at one of our centers this month