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BAKERRIPLEY

Earn. Learn. Belong

aka Neighborhood Centers Inc.   |   Houston, TX   |  www.BakerRipley.org

Mission

BakerRipley brings resources, education, and connection to emerging neighborhoods.

Notes from the nonprofit

BakerRipley, formerly Neighborhood Centers Inc., is a high-performing, nationally recognized nonprofit that builds on the strengths that exist within all people and communities. Our mission and purpose is to bring resources, education and connection to emerging neighborhoods across Greater Houston in order to keep our region a place of opportunity for everyone. Founded in 1907 as part of the national settlement house movement, BakerRipley has grown and evolved with the city and Greater Houston region we serve. Today we are the largest community development organization in Texas. We serve nearly 600,000 children, youth, adults and seniors each year at over 60 service sites.BakerRipley’s programs help our neighbors improve their financial well-being, increase their educational attainment, and strengthen their community engagement – all in good health. In essence, we help our neighbors of all ages earn, learn, belong, and be well.

Ruling year info

1970

President and CEO

Ms. Claudia Aguirre

Main address

PO Box 231808

Houston, TX 77223 USA

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Formerly known as

Neighborhood Centers Inc.

EIN

23-7062976

NTEE code info

Neighborhood Center, Settlement House (P28)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Initiatives

Community Initiatives provides programs and services at 5 community centers throughout the Greater Houston area, including immigration, youth, and civic and community engagement.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Children and youth
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people

Economic Initiatives provides upward mobility through education, workforce and small business coaching, and wrap-around student support services. Courses delivered to adults and K-12 STEM students include English as a Second Language, High School Equivalency, Digital Literacy, Workforce Readiness, Workforce Certification & Bridge, STEM & 5G, and Business Development.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults
Parents
Economically disadvantaged people

The Early Head Start and Head Start programs provide early childhood education and family support services to students in Southwest Harris County and Fort Bend County.

Population(s) Served
Children
Families
Parents

The Health and Wellness Program improves physical health and emotional well-being through senior centers, and evidence-based health promotion programs.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Promise Community School is a charter school serving Pre-K-8th grade students in the East End and Gulfton Sharpstown neighborhoods.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Regional Initiatives includes Disaster Recovery, Utility Assistance, Neighborhood Tax Centers and Weatherization programs supporting seniors and low-income families in our region.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Workforce Initiatives promotes employment and training opportunities for adults, and high quality early care for children via Workforce Solutions Career Offices, Veterans Services, and Child Care scholarship programs that support high quality early care and education.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Children

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Alliance for Children and Families - Member 2010

United Neighborhood Centers of America 1998

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 1990

United Way Member Agency 1950

National Institute of Senior Centers 2010

Financials

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BAKERRIPLEY

Board of directors
as of 06/29/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Gwen Emmett

Community Volunteer

Term: 2018 -

Tom Sanders

Community Volunteer

Gwen Emmett

Community Volunteer

Tommy Inglesby

Accenture

Heather C Simpson

Community Volunteer

Matthew Barnes

The Education Game

Hank Holmes

Cadence Bank

Caroline Baker Hurley

Harris County Court

Barrett Reasoner

Gibb & Bruns

Nasruddin Rupani

World's Gold & Diamonds

Suzan Samuels

Community Leader

Mary Eliza Shaper

Community Leader

Henry Jones

Quinbrook

Irma Diaz-Gonzalez

ETC, Inc.

Ruth Raudales

Community Volunteer

Allison Odom Bashir

UT Health

Richard Campo

Camden Property Trust

Jeff Dudderar

BBVA Compass

Eloy Cortez

ILA District

Dr. Christopher Greeley

TX Children's Hospital

Carleton Riser

Transwestern

Elizabeth Schiffer

Community Volunteer

Emily Sheeren

ghSMART

Tyrell Green

Harris County Department of Education

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/15/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data