The Center

The new BakerRipley East Aldine Campus will be a place for neighbors to learn, make, and sell – a unique hub for entrepreneurs and innovators of all ages. Truly, there’s no other community center like it in Houston.

Home to the first Fab Lab in the city, it will provide access to digital fabrication tools and equipment. A fully loaded commercial kitchen will provide resources for those looking to get into the food industry. Offering a variety of programs focused on small business incubation, workforce readiness and adult education, it will provide resources to expand economic opportunity throughout the region.

In addition, a range of holistic, integrated services for families and individuals of all ages, including youth engagement and leadership programs will be available.


  • M-F8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sun Closed


  • Career Planning
  • Senior Services
  • Tax Services
  • Meeting and Event Space Rentals
  • After School Young Leaders Programs
  • English as a Second Language Classes (ESL)
  • Immigration Services
  • Café
  • Citizenship Classes
  • Computer Literacy Classes
  • Food Fair Distribution
  • GED Classes
  • Job Training and Education
  • Adult Literacy Classes
  • Adult Education (GED, ESL and Computer Literacy)
  • GED Testing Center
  • Industrial Kitchen
  • Entrepreneur Connection
  • Entrepreneur Academy
  • Entrepreneur Workshops
  • Volunteer Opportunities Available