Rivers of Stories project

WHAT IS IT?

As part of our Leadership cohort, we have started collecting stories of community members to identify values that can help us build a more unified community.

A SURVEY

We have started with this survey that collects some basic information from folks with an option to fill our names and contact information out if we are interested in further participating.

THE GOAL

The end goal of the project is to write a children's book that can be used by community members to talk to their children about values from their home countries, and values of our community here in the States.

Art is happening here!

From the second floor of our center, to the grassy land of the Iron Playground, there is always a seat waiting for you! Explore our events currently happening in Reading.

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A LIBRARY OF LIVING STORIES

The project examines the lives of the people who dedicate their talents and time to Barrio. The stories reveal the personal and professional evolution of our members and capture the real-time metamorphosis of the community at large.  
Leadership in development

Explore three ways we are creating leaders:

BARRIO AVANZA!

Barrio Alegria’s “Avanza!” Program is promoting reading with a focus on Spanish only speaking families.

BAILE

This program stands for Barrio Alegria Incursion of Learning and Education and it provides opportunities for young leaders to visit organizations from neighboring cities to learn their history, best practices and vision for the future.

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Barrio does civic and  social engagement of our community through the arts, empowering and building future leadership."

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Community Performances

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Workshops, classes, and pop up concerts

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Community leaders engaged in Leadership Development projects

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Community members that attended and participated in our events

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Community service hours that were accumulated by Barrio leaders and participants!

New to Barrio?

Barrio Alegria is a community transformation organization located in Reading that utilizes the arts as a platform for community engagement and for the development of social and multicultural awareness.

 

But all you have to remember is:

  • The majority of our projects happen outside!

  • The majority of our projects are free!

  • The majority of our projects have to do with art!

Contact us

140 N. 5th Street

Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

info@barrioalegria.org

484-578-9207

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