Along with highlighting the food, entertainment, and events that this city has to offer, it is important that we take time to shed some light upon the things going on within our communities as well.
One of the oldest communities in Houston is what many natives know as the East End. Nestled among the homes, warehouses, and largely hispanic owned businesses stands The Ripley House, a community center that has been serving the area since the 1940′s. Built and operated by the non-profit organization, Neighborhood Centers Inc, The Ripley House offers several services and programs to its members and the members of the community. Some of the most advantageous aspects of being a member of The Ripley House are the several classes that are being offered by the center. These classes range from learning basic computer skills to cake decorating, and are usually taught by members themselves. I recently had the opportunity to visit The Ripley House and see first-hand some of the great things being done at this pillar of the East End.
For more information about the Ripley House and becoming a member, contact Cynthia Reinoza at (713) 315-6400 or visit their website here.