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Grow Here!

Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center

6500 Rookin
Houston, Texas 77074
Phone: 713-273-3731

Map & Directions
Metro Route: 9 Gulfton
The center provides a safe and friendly atmosphere for local residents to learn new things and an opportunity for them to participate in community activities. The programs and activities for families and youth offered at the center will continue to grow and evolve to meet the desires of the community.
Call or visit the center to become a member and gain full access to classes & events.
What the Center Offers You:
Baker-Ripley 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
  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • Arts & Crafts: Jewelry-making, Knitting, Sewing
  • Fitness: Youth Dance, Adult Dance, Yoga, Aerobics
  • Cooking: Pastry, Cake Decorating, Nutrition

Specialized 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 olds and a youth enrichment program 14-18 year olds, 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

Baker-Ripley offers 5-13 year olds 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 Baker-Ripley Campus offers a well-balanced, child-centered education in a culture of high achievement from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information, call 713-721-1547 or click here.
Campus-based Social Services & Collaborations
  • Houston Community College
  • Legacy Community Health
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Community Health Choice
  • Family Services of Greater Houston
  • Children's Museum of Houston
  • Pro Salud
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Watermill Express
  • ABC Dental
  • Alley Theater
  • Society of Performing Arts
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Houston Grand Opera

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