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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

12/31/15
Local Houston

"N" is for Neighborhood

Local Houston Magazine’s Annual A-Z issue features BakerRipley.

12/31/15
Local Houston

"A" is for "Aging Population

Local Housotn Magazine shares what it means to grow older. Aging is not a team of life to fear, it is a time we can embrace.

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.

10/29/15
KUHF

Members of Citizens For Good Schools Reflect On Historic Campaign

Two former members of Citizens For Good Schools talk about their effort to improve Houston education.

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.

07/31/15
News 88.7

Nonprofit Expands Early Childhood Education Services In Fort Bend County

BakerRipley will operate 10 Head Start and Early Head Start locations, serving more than 700 children.

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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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.