Adult Education: Connection through Language

Adult Education: Connection through Language

In Mexico City, Adriana Sanchez worked as an industrial engineer. But in the United States, she struggled to speak English and couldn’t find work in her field.

HUMAN: Oh

HUMAN: Oh, so you were bullied…

“BakerRipley gave me the confidence that I needed, the confidence to do what I needed to do to get through this. I need to do better, I need to it for my friends, my family, and I need to do it for myself.” Sharon Campos, Young Leader.

Hurricane Harvey: One Year of Recovery and Reflection

Hurricane Harvey: One Year of Recovery and Reflection

“It’s unbelievable that BakerRipley transformed NRG Center overnight into a shelter so many called home for a day or weeks. There was no task too small for volunteers to do and most just wanted to help.” – Tejal Patel, NRG Center Shelter Volunteer.

It Really Does Take an Army: Residents Recovering From Hurricane Harvey Benefit from Agency Collaboration

It Really Does Take an Army: Residents Recovering From Hurricane Harvey Benefit from Agency Collaboration

Walmart quietly made a generous donation of 360 palettes to BakerRipley to help the area recover from Hurricane Harvey. The Salvation Army partnered to help store and distribute the items. Over six months the items were given out at our six Restoration Centers located in hard-hit communities.

STORIES FROM THE RECOVERY: CROSSING THE FINISH LINE

STORIES FROM THE RECOVERY: CROSSING THE FINISH LINE

“What BakerRipley has done is give me a running start and I’m so blessed to have the assistance,” BakerRIpley neighbor Linda Jerrols said. “I couldn’t have crossed the finish line without my disaster case managers help.”

Texans JJ Watt distributes Hurricane Harvey funds to BakerRipley

Texans JJ Watt distributes Hurricane Harvey funds to BakerRipley

Houston Texans Defensive End JJ Watt announced today the JJ Watt Foundation is donating $2 million to BakerRipley for Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.

Butterfly in the Sky: Science Summer Learning with our Fab Lab Houston

Butterfly in the Sky: Science Summer Learning with our Fab Lab Houston

Our Fab Lab Houston team brings Science Summer Learning projects to our summer camp programs across the city. Check out how kids combined art and science for the Butterfly in the Sky project.

DISASTER RECOVERY UPDATE

DISASTER RECOVERY UPDATE

July 2018 Update: Learn about the impact of our disaster recovery work in the communities we serve.

The Making of a Center: East Aldine

The Making of a Center: East Aldine

Since first engaging in East Aldine, we have continually engaged residents and partners in building a collective vision for the

It's coming: BakerRipley East Aldine Campus

It’s coming: BakerRipley East Aldine Campus

We’re a step closer to officially opening the BakerRipley East Aldine Campus.

Stories from the Recovery: Furniture delivers a sense of home

Stories from the Recovery: Furniture delivers a sense of home

“The house finally feels comfortable and inviting once more. Thank you to BakerRipley for providing us with new, undamaged furniture. Now my kids and I have a place to reconnect and be a family again.” – Amber Kirkland, BakerRipley Unmet Needs recipient

Immigration: What is BakerRipley doing?

Immigration: What is BakerRipley doing?

BakerRipley is working with partners to identify and assist separated parents as they are gradually identified in Houston detention centers.

An appreciative approach to Senior Services

An appreciative approach to Senior Services

Jane Bavineau, Vice President of Senior Services, talsk about flipping the script on aging, the silver tsunami we keep hearing about and how Appreciative Inquiry changed her perspective.

Who cares for the caregivers?

Who cares for the caregivers?

Family members who take care of an older adult don’t often see themselves as caregivers, but are ultimately responsible for their loved one’s well-being. Carolyn, JoAnn and MaryAnn talked about how BakerRipley’s caregiving programs supported them.

Keep Families Together

Keep Families Together

BakerRipley does not support families being torn apart who are fleeing to our southern border for safety. We cannot stand for a reality that is defined in this way. It is not [HUMAN](https://www.bakerripley.org/HUMAN/index.html).

The Truth about JUNETEENTH

The Truth about JUNETEENTH

“In recent years the sentiment about Juneteenth that I felt growing up seems to be eroding.” – Marlon A. Smith, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Policy and Engagement.

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: It’s all about choices in home restoration

Stories from the Recovery: It’s all about choices in home restoration

“The work you all do enabled a miracle in my family member Stella Overton’s life, renewed her spirit and helped my family give our matriarch happiness in her twilight years. Thanks to BakerRipley, Harvey wasn’t an ending, it was a new beginning.” – Mike Spriggs.

So

So, what does BakerRipley actually do?

We hear this question a lot. The short answer?

Why our approach is different

Why our approach is different

Our Senior Vice President of Program Planning & Evaluation explains how we work in communities and why that’s changed over time.

BakerRipley’s volunteer canvassing aims to leave no home behind

BakerRipley’s volunteer canvassing aims to leave no home behind

“We’ve found having a face-to-face connection goes a long way. It shows BakerRipley still cares.”

Disaster Recovery Update

Disaster Recovery Update

May 2018 Update: Learn about the impact of our disaster recovery work

For the love of reading

For the love of reading

“Helping people brings me joy – seeing them learn something new and seeing when it clicks.”

How do you think computers remember things?

How do you think computers remember things?

It’s just a computer chip, nothing to be scared of.