Celebrating women who changed Houston for good

International Women’s Day: We take a look back at our history and celebrate the contributions of two special women to Houston.

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Murry & Polly Bowden Honored at Heart of Gold

The 2017 Heart of Gold Celebration honored Murry & Polly Bowden while celebrating our 110th year of service in Houston. Thanks our host committee, and the Bowdens, we raised over $1 million. Take a look back at the celebration.

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We Are BakerRipley

Today, we are excited to announce our new name: BakerRipley. A name that recognizes our history while speaking to our future.

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My Hope for Black History Month

Therefore, it is my sincere hope that as we commence with forums, cultural events, movie screenings and more for Black History month we examine how it informs the work we are currently doing.

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Immigration: We Will Always Stand with Our Neighbors

For more than 110 years we’ve been welcoming people to our city and our centers. Staying true to our roots in the Settlement House Movement, our mission has never changed. We exist to keep Houston a place of opportunity for all.

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The gift of teaching changed her life

Ernestina “Titi” Leal has been teaching arts and crafts around our community centers for more than eight years. By her count, more than four hundred students have attended her classes.

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