Ripley House

4410 Navigation Boulevard
Houston, TX 77003
Phone: (713) 315-6400

Built in 2001, just a few blocks from BakerRipley’s original buildings, Ripley House represents the 116-year legacy that BakerRipley has in Houston’s historic East End. Serving as a central hub for community engagement it hosts lively programs tailored to senior adults and houses BakerRipley Community Schools. As the East End continues to evolve, the Ripley House works to meet the changing needs of its Neighbors while staying true to its roots in the community.

Location & Contact

4410 Navigation Boulevard
Houston, TX 77003


Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm

9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Closed on major holidays including: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

BakerRipley Community Schools

Serving students Pre-K to 8th grade

Our classrooms offer a robust curriculum, small student-teacher ratios, and a welcoming environment where every child knows they matter.

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


  • Ripley House Middle School

  • Ripley House Elementary School

    Call (713) 315-6429 to Register

  • Fraga Angelita Pre-K Day Care Center

    Located just a few blocks from the Ripley House main campus

Schedule & Events

Check out our calendar for the latest news on events at the Ripley House! Some are offered every day, others on a specific schedule or by appointment.

Scheduled Days

  • Food Fairs
    • Last Thursday of the month, from 8 to 11 a.m.
  • Harris County Public Health: Assistance with applications for SNAP, WIC, and SSI
    • Every other Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Workforce Solutions
    • Second Monday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Lone Star Legal Aid: Estate Planning
    • Every other month on the second Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Programs & Services

The BakerRipley Ripley House 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 Ripley House. 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.

BakerRipley’s Senior Health and Wellness Centers are lively, laughter-filled places for community, friendship, and activities that promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.

Designed for adults age 60 and older, the program focuses on eight domains of wellness. A free lunch is served every weekday for seniors to enjoy together, thanks to funding from the Harris County Area Agency on Aging.

Classes are available onsite, every day. Call to sign-up.

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.

Offered at the Ripley House on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ripley House offers a wide variety of classes for children and adults. Subjects have included Martial Arts, Jewelry Making, Folkloric Dance, STEM, Cake Decorating, Yoga and more!

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

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

Located in the historic Second Ward, Ripley House offers numerous spaces available for rent, including a large gym/community hall, conference room, classroom, baseball field, and outdoor pavilion.

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

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 and Referrals

At Ripley House you can also receive information about many other BakerRipley programs, including

  • Fab Lab Houston
  • Learning and Innovation Centers
  • Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Veteran Services
  • Neighborhood Tax Centers
  • Small Business Support
  • and 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 East Aldine Community Center, please contact our Community Center Manager Alberto Mancillas or our Community Developer Margie Pena. You may also call the center at (713) 315-6400.

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