BakerRipley is a 110 year old Houston-based non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive range of community-based programs and services for people, families and seniors.
BakerRipley Public Sector Solutions operates 11 of the 24 Career Offices along with the Financial Aid Payment Office for the 13 county Gulf Coast Workforce Solutions System and operates the Child Care Services programs for Coastal Bend, Texas, East Texas, and Rural Capital workforce regions. Through Workforce Solutions 176,051 individuals received employment services and 105,239 individuals received financial aid to support their work and training activities throughout 46 Texas counties.The Veterans Services program served 828 homeless veterans. The Utility Assistance and Weatherization program served 15,281 individuals including the elderly, disabled, and low income families with young children.
BakerRipley Choices in Education provides opportunities for students (birth to 8th grade) and their parents through an innovative education system that promotes quality, consistency and connection at every juncture of a child's life. Our goal is to ensure that families have access to services that ensure success in the classroom and for the rest of their lives. Our Early Head Start/Head Start program provides comprehensive child development in an all-year, full-day format that supports working parents. This program served 3,382 infants through pre-school age children and their 4,837 parents. The Early Childhood Development Center served 95 students and 99 parents. Our Charter School offers a well-balanced education experience for 811 pre-kindergarten through eighth grade children.
BakerRipley Community Based Initiatives builds on the unique economic and social assets of individuals and their neighborhoods, moving them to self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life. Largely supported by private philanthropic investment, our community-based programs engage and connect individuals to the resources that meet their emerging needs and aspirations. We provide a continuum of services including free tax preparation, family health and education, immigration and citizenship services, financial assistance and programs for youth and seniors. In 2016, we served a total of 197,436 individuals. The Veterans Services program served 828 homeless veterans.