BakerRipley Harbach Campus
Houston, TX 77087
Phone: (713) 640-7100
Located in the Greater Hobby area, the BakerRipley Harbach Community Center is named after Franklin Harbach, a longtime BakerRipley employee and a champion of education and social services.
This campus features an urban farm, classes for children and adults, and an active senior program. A free lunch is served every weekday for seniors to enjoy together, thanks to funding from the Harris County Area Agency on Aging.
Programs & Services
The BakerRipley Harbach Campus 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 Harbach. Our offerings include:
BakerRipley’s Civic Engagement program has an array of services helping Neighbors learn how to become a:
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.
Entrepreneur Connection at BakerRipley provides education, resources, and access to capital for anyone who is an aspiring entrepreneur or has an existing business. The program offers classes, business coaching, networking events, and a host of other services to help small businesses launch, grow, and thrive.
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.
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 East Aldine is open for Neighbors every day.
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 on Tuesdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
The East Aldine Community Center offers a wide variety of classes for children and adults. Subjects have included Taekwondo, Folkloric Dance, Cake Decorating, Zumba, Guitar, Healthy Cooking, Watercolor and more!
The Fall 2023 semester begins September 5 and continues through December 9. Membership is required and space is limited.
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.
Community Center Memberships
BakerRipley Community Centers offer family and individual memberships. Membership provides access to a wide variety of classes and experiences.
Schedule & Events
The BakerRipley campuses offer 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 email@example.com
For more information or to become a member of the BakerRipley Harbach Community Center, please contact our Community Center Managers at (713) 640-7100.