The BakerRipley East Aldine Campus Turns One!

It’s hard to believe, right? One year has passed since the grand opening of the BakerRipley East Aldine Campus.

Since opening, we’ve served 29,056 neighbors of all ages through our community-based initiatives in East Aldine. In addition, some 300 volunteers provided more than 2,900 hours of service.

Fueled by the entrepreneurial spirit of East Aldine, the center is a place for neighbors to learn, make, and sell – a unique hub for innovators of all ages.

However, none of this would have been possible without the commitment of our partners who invited us to the community in 2013 – and our campaign donors, who provided the leadership for this project.

Today, as we’re celebrating our one year anniversary, we highlight some of our favorite moments and stories. For example, a recap of that special day in the video below.

Check out Houston Fab Lab

Impact of Small Business Program

Meet some of our neighbors

Irene Rodriguez was part of the first group to complete the GED Program in East Aldine.
Entrepreneur builds low cost prototype at FabLab Houston
Patricia Slind, a native of Bolivia and the creator of a personalized intelligent diaper bag, created a prototype at Fab Lab Houston.
Meet Raul
Meet Raul Macias a long-term resident of East Aldine and community engineer.

The East Aldine Journey

The Making of a Center: East Aldine

So, how did it all happen? Learn about the making of a center and watch the video below.

Thanks to our partners

Above all at BakerRipley, we’re looking forward to working with the community and our partners for many years to come.

A huge thanks to our partners: The Bowden Family, The Shapiro Family, Chevron, Fab Foundation, SCORE, LiftFund, Lone Star College, Aldine ISD, East Aldine Management District, SBA-Houston District Office, Buckner International, HOPE Clinic, Aldine Health Foundation, and Aldine-Greenspoint YMCA