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'Conexión de emprendedores', un programa que busca apoyar a personas que quieran abrir o expandir su negocio

BakerRipley provides classes and resources for community members seeking to start a small business.

Houston Chronicle

Houston, Harris County working together to complete census count

BakerRipley CEO Claudia Aguirre stresses the importance of all members of the community being counted in the 2020 census.

Houston Chronicle

BakerRipley offers affordable youth summer programs

Camps are designed for fun and to prevent summer learning loss

Houstonia

5 Local Races Worth Running in 2019

BakerRipley Houston Turkey Trot ranked one of the top races for Thanksgiving runners

The Wall Street Journal

Two Families' Financial Struggles After Hurricane Harvey

After Harvey, decisions that were already difficult, became even harder for struggling families.

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11/01/19
KHOU-TV Channel 11 News Houston

The Houston Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving tradition that helps neighbors in need

BakerRipley hopes the Houston Turkey Trot serves area communities and promotes wellness

05/20/19
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'Conexión de emprendedores', un programa que busca apoyar a personas que quieran abrir o expandir su negocio

BakerRipley provides classes and resources for community members seeking to start a small business.

05/13/19
Houston Chronicle

Houston, Harris County working together to complete census count

BakerRipley CEO Claudia Aguirre stresses the importance of all members of the community being counted in the 2020 census.

04/09/19
KXAN-TV - Austin, TX (NBC)

BakerRipley innovation to protect from catastrophic flooding on display at SxSW

BakerRIpley Fab Lab staff members rising water sensor on display at SxSW

04/08/19
Houston Chronicle

BakerRipley offers affordable youth summer programs

Camps are designed for fun and to prevent summer learning loss

03/22/19
Houston Chronicle

Nonprofits outline disaster safety recommendations for immigrants

Plan outlines improvements in disaster preparedness for immigrants

03/19/19
The Scholastic

Kid reporter visits BakerRipley Fab Lab Houston at SxSW

Tour of BakerRipley Fab Lab Houston at SxSW

03/06/19
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Baker Ripley ofrece asesoría gratis en la preparación de impuestos, ¿quiénes pueden aplicar?

Baker Ripley ofrece preparacion de impuestos gratuitos

02/22/19
Solo Mujeres Magazine

Claudia Aguirre, Mujer del Año 2019 en el Tributo a la Mujer Hispana

Aguirre reconocida como Mujer del Ano

02/21/19
PaperCity Magazine

Houston’s Own Fab Lab Shown Off in a $950,000 Afternoon

This is Not Just Another Luncheon

02/11/19
Mommy Poppins

Free and Cheap Summer Camps around Houston

BakerRipley camps have something that your little one and your wallet will love

02/09/19
KPRC-TV Channel 2 News Houston

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo kicks off ‘Civic Saturday'

Your ideas wanted for the future of Harris County

02/09/19
Houston Chronicle

County judge starts talks on improving Harris County community health

The first of seven planned eventskicked off at BakerRipley’s Cleveland Campus in Pasadena

02/05/19
KRIV FOX 26 News Houston

BakerRipley offering free tax filing help for some in houston

BakerRipley offers free tax services at their community centers

01/28/19
Houstonia

5 Local Races Worth Running in 2019

BakerRipley Houston Turkey Trot ranked one of the top races for Thanksgiving runners

01/28/19
Houston Chronicle

Income disparities persist in Texas despite overall economic prosperity

BakerRipley provides resources for all to have opportunity

11/09/18
Huffington Post

Hurricane Victims Who Need The Most Help Have Hardest Time Getting It

BakerRipley, a nonprofit that supports low-income Houston residents, is helping neighbors recover

08/27/18
Houston Chronicle

One year later, some Harvey victims just starting to get help

Trout family gets connected to BakerRipley for assistance

08/27/18
ESPN

J.J. Watt foundation says $41.6M in Hurricane Harvey relief is largest crowd-sourced fundraiser in history

BakerRipley one of eight nonprofits to receive the funding

08/24/18
NBC's TODAY Show

Rossen to the Rescue: Emotional Giveaway to Hurricane Harvey victims one year later

A look at how agencies are rebuilding lives after tius devastating storm

03/26/18
The Wall Street Journal

Two Families' Financial Struggles After Hurricane Harvey

After Harvey, decisions that were already difficult, became even harder for struggling families.

05/05/17
Houston Chronicle

Longtime CEO of non-profit says it's time for a new leader

Angela Blanchard announces she will step down as President and CEO of BakerRipley at the end of 2017.

02/15/17
Houston Chronicle

Non-profit Neighborhood Centers changes name to BakerRipley

We are now BakerRipley, a name that recorgnizes our history while speaking to our future.

12/12/16
Fox 26

Mayor Turner announces initiative to protect immigrants

Houston will remain a welcoming city

10/27/16
Next City

Houston Youth’s Skatepark Dreams Become a Reality

A determinted group of skater make their dream a reality.

07/15/16
Houston Chronicle

Q&A: Opportunity always calls at big nonprofit

Angela Blanchard has supported low-income communities and economic development in Houston for 30 years.

04/27/16
Houston Chronicle

ASPIRE program takes aim at Houston's underemployment problem

The Houston region does not have a big unemployment problem. We do have a very big underemployment problem”

03/21/16
The Wall Street Journal

How do you do, FNU? Some immigrants in U.S. handle just one name

Immigrants from places with single monikers move into ‘unknown.’

03/14/16
Places Journal

Houston’s Quiet Revolution

Places Journal tells the story of the modern day settlement house movement, why East Aldine community matters & Houston’s human capital

03/09/16
Houston Chronicle

Afghan translators for U.S. military now stuck in name limbo

Allies brought to U.S. now seek to shed abbreviation, and legally adopt a surname in the United States.

02/26/16
Yahoo News

How Houston Beat the Oil Bust

Katie Couric visits our sprawling, international city to learn more about how Houston has grown into the city it is now.

02/20/16
Houston Chronicle

Up all night for code.

JP Morgan Chase holds hackathon where Houston students build and develop an application for nonprofits.

02/19/16
White House

Welcoming New Americans Deep in the Heart of Texas

The White House Task Force on New Americans held its second White House Regional Convening on New Americans in Houston, Texas.

02/17/16
Houston Chronicle

Interviews show retirees maintain positive outlook

Seniors are enjoying their retirement and consider it their greatest time of freedom.

02/08/16
Houston Public Media

‘For Good’ Awards Distinguish Community Work Performed By Four Houston Residents

BakerRipley honors 4 outstanding community members at the For Good Celebration.

12/06/15
Houston Chronicle

Magic Bus gives a lift to poor Houstonians working toward better lives

Reporter Monica Rhor explores how the Magic Bus helps neighbors in Guflton.

12/04/15
National Journal

How asking about their needs connects people in Houston

By mining the local talent and workforce, one non-profit is linking hundreds of thousands to jobs and opportunities.

12/04/15
Next City

How Community Engineers are changing Houston

Started as an organic experiment, the community engineers program provides leadership training to people in the Houston region.

12/01/15
KUHF

BakerRipley Trains Volunteers To Help Houston Residents Prepare Tax Returns

The 2016 tax season starts next month and Houston-based BakerRipley wants to help more people file their returns at no charge.

10/15/15
Construction Citizen

BakerRipley: Putting Houstonians to Work and So Much More

BakerRipley, which has 70 locations in the Houston area, is putting people to work every day across the region.

08/29/15
The Wall Street Journal

Members of Hurricane Katrina Diaspora in Houston Look Back at the Past 10 Years

10 years after Hurricane Katrina, Houstonians reflect on our role in welcoming others to Houston and life after the storm.

08/23/15
Semana News

Para los más pequeños

We have expanded our Head Start Programs in Fort Bend County.

08/14/15
News 88.7

Teachers Throw Head Start A 50th Birthday

Overall, more than 32 million children have participated in Head Start, since it began 50 years ago.

08/08/15
The New York Times

Houston: We Have A Solution

The Times shared why it matters that we ask the right questions to our Neighbors when it counts.

06/23/15
NPR

How One Nonprofit Is Working With Houston Immigrants

What sets Houston apart and what is BakerRipley doing to welcome immigrants.

02/20/15
CultureMap Houston

Another million dollar lunch shatters the oil bust doom: Charitable giving continues to soar in Houston

BakerRipley accompishes a non-profit rarity – raising $1M at the Heart of Gold Luncheon.

10/31/14
CityLab from The Atlantic

How to Tackle Growing Suburban Poverty

BakerRipley model offers lessons of alleviating poverty and building communities across a sprawling urban region.

06/28/14
CNN

Where America Works: A closer look at Houston

How Gulfton is at the center of the changes in Houston and how BakerRipley plays a role.

05/15/14
Associated Press

Houston Center: A trailblazer in serving immigrants

How Houston is building a path of opportunity.

04/17/14
Fast Company

What Gardening can teach you about being an effective Leader

Angela Blanchard talks about how the discipline of gardening has helped make the right practical and strategic decisions for BakerRipley.

04/09/14
Fast Company

Using the power of the narrative to rally support

Angela Blanchard shares how the right kind of storytelling can help inspire passion for causes.

03/20/14
Houston Chronicle

Baker-Ripley Is A Welcoming Place

The Houston Chronicle explores our Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center Campus in Gulfton.

02/06/14
Houston Chronicle

Blanchard: Houston is building a pathway for new opportunities:

Angela Blanchard Op Ed on the Houston Chronicle on how Houston is building a pathway for new opportunities.

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Networks of metropolitan leaders mayors, business and labor leaders, educators, and philanthropists are stepping up and powering the nation forward.

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Today’s America is a very different place. Poverty is no longer just an urban or rural problem, but increasingly a suburban one as well.