Social entrepreneur and Angela Blanchard, has been selected as Taubman Fellows and Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Brown University for the spring 2018 semester. The residency program, a partnership between Brown University academic departments and the Swearer Center for Public Service, brings experienced social change leaders to campus for a semester as educators, advisors, and […]
Paper City Magazine: Houston CEO Jumps into Emergency Shelter in wake of Harvey, Wins National Award of Crisis Management
Few if any in among the thousands that poured into NRG Center in the wake of Harvey recognized the sophisticated redhead leading the Harris County effort to open the emergency shelter. The leadership that Angela Blanchard, CEO of BakerRipley (previously Neighborhood Centers), exhibited that last Tuesday in August and throughout the crisis has been the […]
Globally Recognized Community Development Practitioner Visits Pittsburgh to Talk Community-Level Change
The Heinz Awards, in partnership with Neighborhood Allies, the Department of Human Services and the Heinz Endowments welcomed globally recognized community development practitioner, Angela Blanchard to Pittsburgh to present a workshop on her groundbreaking approach to transforming cities.
Houston’s Quiet Revolution: A modern settlement house movement is brewing in Texas. Have organizers figured out the secret to reviving the immigrant dream? Read the full story here.
Today, one in five Houstonians was born in another country. To find out more about how Gulfton has been at the center of the changes in the city, watch the video clip.
Houston is now the most diverse city in the U.S. and it is attracting a lot of immigrants from Vietnam, China, Iraq, South American and more. In response, a number of non profits have cropped up to help new immigrants deal with common challenges in the United States. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson visited one […]