Gulfton Sharpstown Campus

6500 Rookin
Houston, TX 77074
Phone: (713) 273-3700

Among the many services offered at this site are a BakerRipley Community School, Learning and Innovation Center, Immigration and Citizenship programs, Adult Education programs, and a year-round Tax Center.

Location & Contact

6500 Rookin Street
Houston, TX 77074 77074

Hours

Monday- Friday
8 AM – 8 PM


Saturday
9 AM - 1 PM


Sunday
Closed

BakerRipley Community Centers are closed on major holidays.

About

Celebrating the many cultures and languages of its neighbors.

Located in the most diverse neighborhood of the United States, the BakerRipley Gulfton Sharpstown Community Center opened in 2010 and has been a source of connection and growth ever since. Today, it is part of a robust network of social services and medical providers in Southwest Houston.

Johnathan and Barbara Day Innovation Center

BakerRipley’s Learning and Innovation Centers are designed to be places of inspiration—environments that offer unique learning experiences, tools, and opportunities—so everyone can create with the latest technology.

In partnership with Verizon, the Learning and Innovation Centers promote technology-centered learning that focuses on:

  • STEM and STEAM education
  • professional development
  • small business opportunities
  • digital skills

link to innovation centers

BakerRipley Community School

The BakerRipley Community School at Gulfton Sharpstown serves students in pre-K through grade 5. Our classrooms offer a robust curriculum, small student-teacher ratios, and a welcoming environment where every child knows they matter.

BakerRipley Community Schools are free of charge to families, and prepare students for the highest levels of academics, leadership, and personal excellence.

Programs & Services

The BakerRipley Gulfton Sharpstown Community Center offers many programs and services. If you would like to discover and get connected with the programs and services that can benefit you, there is a Community Resource Specialist onsite for your convenience every day at Gulfton Sharpstown. Our offerings include:

Operating Monday through Friday from 3:30:00pm-6:00pm, After-School Programs at BakerRipley provide a safe, caring environment where children are actively engaged in activities that help them learn and grow.

BakerRipley’s Civic Engagement program has an array of services helping Neighbors learn how to become a

  • confident and well-informed voter through the Voter Engagement program
  • powerful community member and agent of change through the Civic Education program
  • trained leader or “Community Engineer” through the Leadership Training & Development program
  • more

link to civic engagement level 2 if it becomes possible

The Digital Skills program helps you access information and resources on a computer or mobile device. Your confidence and understanding of technology-based skills will set you up for success. To learn more or sign up for Digital Skills classes send us a message.

BakerRipley’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program offers more than just language learning. It equips you with the necessary knowledge and abilities to thrive in the United States and make meaningful contributions to your community. The program caters to learners of all levels of English proficiency, from beginners to advanced.

BakerRipley offers GED Classes that serve as a High School Equivalency (HSE) program, providing educational assistance to Neighbors without a high school diploma. These classes are open to everyone, free of charge. Our GED classes cover a range of subjects including reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies, to help prepare individuals to pass the GED test and achieve their educational goals.

The Immigration and Citizenship program at BakerRipley partners with immigrant communities to support a continuum of legal and social work services that help Neighbors learn, earn, belong and be well—including education and outreach, citizenship classes, legal assistance, social services, and referrals to other BakerRipley services.

We offer a variety of programs that use pitch competitions, classes, business coaching, networking events, and more to help small businesses launch, grow, and thrive.

BakerRipley’s Neighborhood Tax Centers operate the largest local IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that helps taxpayers maximize their refunds by offering FREE, quality tax preparation services for individuals and families who make less than $58,000 per year.

Our tax center here at the Gulfton Sharpstown campus is open for Neighbors every day located in Suite C-101

BakerRipley’s Utility Assistance Program is designed to meet your immediate needs by providing financial support for your utilities. We are currently only accepting applications for water bill payment assistance.

Utility Assistance is offered onsite Thursdays from 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Helping job seekers improve their skills, find employment, and advance their careers.

Offered every second Thursday of the month from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

The Gulfton Sharpstown Community Center offers a wide variety of classes for children and adults. Subjects have included Piano, Violin, and Guitar, STEM, Cake Decorating, Sewing Club, Taekwondo and more!

The Fall 2023 semester begins September 5 and continues through December 9. Membership is required and space is limited.

Schedule & Events

Gulfton Sharpstown Schedule

  • Children’s Museum Houston: Basics Houston
    • First Wednesday of the month from 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Food Fairs
    • Third Tuesday of the month from 8:00am – 11:00am
  • Houston Food Bank: Assistance with applications for SNAP, Medicaid, and CHIP
    • Mondays from 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Legacy Clinic
    • Available by request or appointment
  • Memorial Hermann: Assistance with applications for SNAP, Medicaid, CHIP and Gold Card
    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Priority Trust Credit Union
    • Onsite every day
  • Pro Salud: Gold Card Application Assistance
    • Mondays and Thursdays from 10am – 2:00pm
  • State Representative Gene Wu
    • Onsite every day
  • Utility Assistance
    • Thursdays from 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Workforce Solutions
    • Second Thursday of the month from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Check Out Our Calendar

for the latest news on events at the Gulfton Sharpstown Community Center!

Community Center Memberships

BakerRipley Community Centers offer family and individual memberships. Membership provides access to a wide variety of classes and experiences.

Community Health Choice provides a family membership for families of children enrolled in CHIP or Medicaid through Community Health Choice. This membership covers two adults and any children in the same household, and is paid for by Community Health Choice

Facility Rentals

The BakerRipley Gulfton Sharpstown campus offers numerous spaces available for rent, including a large gym/reunion hall, small and medium classrooms, and outdoor space at Alexander Park.

Free parking, tables, chairs, and guest wifi are included with your rental and members of BakerRipley Community Centers receive a discount when renting any of our facilities. To check available space, dates, and pricing for your gathering, please contact rentals@bakerripley.org

All food served at your event must be prepared off-site, and can be coordinated with one of our recommended caterers. Alcoholic beverages may be served with our written consent. Please see the Guide for BakerRipley Facility Rental for details on serving alcoholic beverages.

Learn more {link to Facilities Rental page}

Information & Referrals

At the Gulfton Sharpstown Community Center you can also receive information about many other BakerRipley programs, including

  • Fab Lab Houston
  • Head Start / Early Head Start
  • Senior Health & Wellness Centers
  • Veteran Services
  • Referrals to community partners

Call or visit us today to learn more.

Join Today

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

For more information or to become a member of the BakerRipley Gulfton Sharpstown Community Center, please contact our Community Center Manager Karla Aguirre, or our Community Developer Rocio Witte. You may also call the center at (713) 273-3700.

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