Seniors at the BakerRipley Harbach Campus participate in a food demo.

Our Wellness Programs in Action

We are redefining what healthy looks like with our communities.

Xochitl Avalos: Co-Founder of Café con la Policia

At Heart of Gold 2019, Xochitl described her project that connects community members with police officers.

James: An Immigration Story

His life changed when he found BakerRipley’s Immigration and Citizenship Program.

Adele Green: A Caregiver Story

At Heart of Gold 2019, Adele shared her experience with the BakerRipley Dementia Day Center.

First to complete GED Program in East Aldine

“This was one of my dreams and I was able to do it because of BakerRipley and its supporters.”
– Irene Rodriguez

Heart of Gold Becomes an Experience

This year, BakerRipley’s Heart of Gold proved to be more than the average luncheon.

Entrepreneurs compete in Lánzate Houston

BakerRipley’s Small Business announced “Lánzate Houston” winners.

Stories from the Recovery: The Giving Spirit

Stories from the Recovery: The Giving Spirit

“I walked door-to-door as a postal employee and delivered recovery information to residents. The whole neighborhood flooded, so everyone needed help. Eventually, BakerRipley information came from a client on my mail route.” – Clayton Jackson, BakerRipley Disaster Recovery neighbor

Wisdom Exchange: Bobbie has a word of advice

Wisdom Exchange: Bobbie has a word of advice

“That is the message that I have for young people – do what is right and take what you have and make it the best.” – Bobbie Wooten Moorehead

“The only way to create change is to be engaged."

“The only way to create change is to be engaged.”

Graci Garces, BakerRipley’s Director of Community Engagement, shares tips on how to stay engaged and how we’ve seen neighbors generate positive change for Houston.

Gulfton Community Engineer Recognized

Gulfton Community Engineer Recognized

After finding community at BakerRipley’s Gulfton Sharpstown campus, Maria Hernandez joined the Community Engineers program and started a group that changed Gulfton’s parks.

Stories from the Recovery: Prayers Answered

Stories from the Recovery: Prayers Answered

“I knew the keys to my success were Dorothy and Robin with BakerRipley. They made me feel comfortable, I prayed for them and I trusted they would help me get my home put back together – and they did!” – Betty Cole, BakerRipley Disaster Recovery Neighbor

Why Shronica runs the Houston Turkey Trot

Why Shronica runs the Houston Turkey Trot

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

Stories from the Recovery: Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Stories from the Recovery: Team Work Makes the Dream Work

“Natasha and her 11 neighbors that I’m working with hold a special place in my heart. These are hard-working families trying to make it. Harvey came in and ravaged this place of dreams. They are trying to bounce back and BakerRipley is helping.” – Mara Busey, BakerRipley Disaster Case Manager

Entrepreneurship: Coffee changed their lives

Entrepreneurship: Coffee changed their lives

For Sidia and Mario Guzman, coffee is much more than a simple beverage. It is part of their identity and a way of life

New Neighbor school illuminates learning journey for brothers

New Neighbor school illuminates learning journey for brothers

Two years ago, Paola Claros and her husband Santos fled the constant violence in their native Honduras, along with their two young sons Alex and Diego. The boys struggled in school until they transferred to BakerRipley’s New Neighbor school.

A launching pad for small business owners

A launching pad for small business owners

Meet some of the entrepreneurs that have participated in our Entrepreneur Connection Program

Q&A: How we support local entrepreneurs

Q&A: How we support local entrepreneurs

We talked with Estella Gonzalez, Assistant Director of Economic Opportunity, about what makes our Entrepreneurship Connection program unique.

Stories from the Recovery: Mold – The Hidden Harvey Danger

Stories from the Recovery: Mold – The Hidden Harvey Danger

“We just ripped carpet out of a house last week. It had been soaked from Harvey flood waters from over a year ago and you could see and smell the mold in the home the moment we walked through the door.” – Sommer Harrison, BakerRipley Home Restoration Program Director

How We’re Helping Families Recover - By The Numbers

How We’re Helping Families Recover – By The Numbers

Learn how we’re helping families recover over the past year in this comprehensive progress report.

Entrepreneur builds low cost prototype at FabLab Houston

Entrepreneur builds low cost prototype at FabLab Houston

“BakerRipley has really impacted my journey as a business owner and truly I’m just getting started.” – Patricia Slind

Hurricane Harvey 1-year Anniversary Update

Hurricane Harvey 1-year Anniversary Update

Check out our August 2018 Disaster Recovery Update and learn about our impact in disaster recovery work one year after Hurricane Harvey hit the region.

BakerRipley's founding program: early childhood education

BakerRipley’s founding program: early childhood education

BakerRipley serves neighbors of all ages – from 6 months to 96 years old. Our littlest neighbors are part of our Early Head Start and Head Start programs.

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.