Why Houstonians must create a “Welcoming Houston”
This shift is not temporary. This is our future.
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
A behind-the-scenes look at how we show up and how our neighbors are finding their “new normal.”
Built on Partnerships
Families will often spend an additional year or longer rebuilding their homes and lives.
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
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
One of our corporate volunteer groups just finished a project at one of our centers this month
In Memory of Al Henry
All of us at BakerRipley have lost a friend. Houston has lost a true leader.
Community Engineers Take Ownership in the East End
Karina and Liliana are trained as community engineers – community members who are passionate about their neighborhood and knowledgeable in governmental structure. When an issue arises, they know who to contact, how and when to make positive change happen.
Behind the Scenes: Helping Flood Victims
A staff member shares what it’s like to help flood victims
Gerardo Perez is a black belt martial arts instructor who is giving back to his community in a unique way.
ASPIRE: Connecting 1,000 People to Better Jobs
Jared’s dream of becoming a mechanical engineer seemed unreachable – until he found out about the ASPIRE program.
Young Girl Collects Hundreds of Dolls for Houston Children
As 11-year-old Anita Baker looks over the nearly 200 dolls surrounding her, she grins ear-to-ear. Not because they’re going home with her – but because she knows each and every doll will soon be cradled in the arms of a girl who needs one.
BROOKINGS: Beyond Baltimore: Building on what we know to create neighborhood opportunities
BakerRipley is featureD on Brookings as an organization pioneering new ways to adapt antipoverty programs to fit the challenges of suburban poverty.
A New Perspective
The essence of Gulfton- its people as well as life here at BakerRipley Baker Ripley.
Leadership Revisited: Looking Back at Houston’s Response to Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
Looking Back at Houston’s Response to Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
Head Start Celebrates 50 Years in Houston
50 years of providing the whole child an opportunity for success in school and in life.
The engine behind the work of Neighborhood Tax Centers and United Way THRIVE
For many of the families we serve at BakerRipley, coming into our Tax Centers can be the first step to a stronger financial future.
A different way to look at aging
When you think about getting older, are you excited, or are you scared? We’re changing the way people think about aging.