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.
A behind-the-scenes look at how we show up and how our neighbors are finding their “new normal.”
Families will often spend an additional year or longer rebuilding their homes and lives.
Walk out the back door of the Harbach-Ripley Neighborhood Center, and you’ll find yourself in a garden oasis — that you can eat.
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.
One of our corporate volunteer groups just finished a project at one of our centers this month
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.
Gerardo Perez is a black belt martial arts instructor who is giving back to his community in a unique way.
Jared’s dream of becoming a mechanical engineer seemed unreachable – until he found out about the ASPIRE program.
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.
Our Free Tax Preparation Program kicks off in January and we need your help to make 2016 our best year yet! We are looking for volunteers to prepare tax returns and welcome our neighbors to our Neighborhood Tax Centers. Volunteers like Richard Ornelaz.
BakerRipley is featureD on Brookings as an organization pioneering new ways to adapt antipoverty programs to fit the challenges of suburban poverty.
The essence of Gulfton- its people as well as life here at BakerRipley Baker Ripley.
Looking Back at Houston’s Response to Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
50 years of providing the whole child an opportunity for success in school and in life.
For many of the families we serve at BakerRipley, coming into our Tax Centers can be the first step to a stronger financial future.
Our neighbors are strong people who want to transform their communities. We encourage them to let their voices be heard through the civic engagement process.
In 2005, Houston had a surge of new neighbors come from New Orleans because of the distruction from Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Stephen Klineberg of The Kinder Institute for Urban Research, dispels some myths about Hurricane Katrina’s Impact on Houston.
Juan Dunn’s original letter to Council Member Mike Laster explaining the importance of having a skate park in his community. Juan Dunn is part of a group of skaters who reached out to the Council member who connected them to BakerRipley for mentorship.