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Grow Here!

Ripley House Neighborhood Center

4410 Navigation
Houston, Texas 77011
Phone: 713-315-6400

Map & Directions
METRO Route: 48 Navigation. Within walking distance: 20 Canal and 37 El Sol

Ripley House Neighborhood Center was named for benefactors Daniel and Edith Ripley. Since 1940 Ripley House has provided a safe and friendly atmosphere for local residents to meet neighbors, learn new skills and participate in community activities.

Call or visit the center to become a member and gain full access to classes and events.
What the Center Offers You:
Ripley House offers many ways to grow, year-round for the whole family, including:

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Opportunities to be a Part of Your Community
  • Instant access to all Neighborhood Centers Inc. community centers
  • Member discounts on space rentals for your events
  • Opportunities to volunteer
  • Community and holiday celebrations

Education & Enrichment for the Whole Family

Build or enhance your skills at convenient times with a minimal membership fee of $100 per year per family or $30 for youth and seniors. This includes classes to develop a hobby, meet new people, or continue your education. Frequently offered classes include:

  • Computer classes
  • Soccer
  • Yoga
  • Cake Decorating
  • Citizenship


ecialized Programs in:

Family Health & Wellness
  • Health fairs and screenings, connection to health care providers
  • Fitness classes, Nutrition and Cooking programs
  • Year-round Health and Wellness classes on site for the whole family

Leadership & Community Engagement
  • Opportunities to help your neighbors grow and prosper
  • Connections to your neighbors, legislators, city officials and community leaders
  • Leadership classes

Economic Development
  • Tools, resources and workshops to help you plan for a stronger financial future
  • Free tax preparation services, including ITIN applications, for qualifying families
  • Small business development seminars

Immigration & Citizenship
  • Guidance through the application process
  • Connection to social and legal resources
  • Immigration workshops and forums

Youth Programs

After-School Programs
The center offers care for 5-13 year old's and a youth enrichment program 14-18 year old's, Monday through Friday. Participants receive:
  • Help with daily homework
  • Tutoring, as needed
  • Opportunities to learn new skills, meet new friends and broaden horizons
  • Enrichment activities

Summer Day Camps

Ripley House offers 5-13 year old's a 10-week summer day camp Monday-Friday. This program offers:
  • Supervised, fun-filled days
  • Opportunities to learn about different cultures
  • Weekly field trips
  • Fun activities such as arts and crafts, sports and fitness, cooking and nutrition classes and more
Summer programs for ages 14-18 vary by site and include summer youth employment opportunities, community service projects, enrichment activities and field trips.
Charter School - TEA Exemplary School

Neighborhood Centers Inc. Charter School Ripley House Campus offers a well-balanced, child-centered education in a culture of high achievement from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information, call 713-315-6480 or click here.
Seniors Program

Neighborhood Centers Senior Centers are a vital link to a healthier, happier lifestyle for Houston area adults age 60 and over.
Members engage in many life-enriching services such as exercise, nutrition programs, health information, recreation, social services and a variety of educational and informational classes. For more information or to become a member of the Senior Center, call 713-315-6482 or click here.
Campus-based Social Services & Collaborations
  • Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers
  • United Healthcare
  • Lone Star Legal Aid
  • City of Houston Anti-Gang Office
  • The Parris Foundation
  • Houston Ballet
  • Harris County Hospital District
  • Community Health Choice
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Texas Children's Pediatric Associates
  • Kelsey Seybold Health Information Center

View a calendar of this month's events and classes on our Facebook Group.