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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.

Source: IRS 990


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December 2018
+19% Growth
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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.


Mike Ballases Chairman
Gwen Emmett Vice Chair
Tommy Inglesby Vice Chair
Dr Margaret Kripke Vice Chair
Eric Marin Fin/admin Chair
Judith A. Blanchard President Emerita
Mary A. Hilbig VP Prgm Pln Evl
Jane E. Bavineau VP Senior Services
Jeff E. Kramer Vpdevelopment
Kate Birenbaum Gen Counsel, VP
Kirk G. Rummel Jr. VP & CFO
Melissa Noriega VP Plcy & Part
Helder R. Solis VP Pub Sect Sol
Stephenie A. Schillaci VP Mktg & Comm
Annise D. Parker Senior VP & CSO
Ray Chung Senior VP To Aug
Heather C. Simpson Secretary
Debbie Adams Director
Caroline Baker Director
Matthew Barnes Director
Mitzi Bartlett Director
Deborah Byers Director
Alberto P. Cardenas Jr. Director
Danny David Director
D. Mark Dewalch Director
Clyde Fitzgerald Director
Hank Holmes Director
Ayse Mccracken Director
Charlie Prioleau Director
Risher Randall Jr. Director
Barrett Reasoner Director
Carleton Riser Director
Jasten Rubio Director
Suzan Samuels Director
Mary Eliza Shaper Director
Myrna Vital Director
Frazier Wilson Edd Director
Sylvia Capetillo Life Member
Jonathan Day Life Member
Tom Sanders Life Member
Claudia Aguirre President & CEO
Kristi Felber-roberts Senior Dir/controller
Michael Napolean Jr. Senior Dir/it
Anastasia Anderson Senior Director of School
Oriana V. Garcia Senior Dir/cbi
Barbara Schetter Senior Di/pss,bpdi,drs
Source: IRS 990