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Give the gift of transformation

Help neighbors create a better world.


Barrio Alegría is a collective of artists and neighbors dedicated to harnessing their innate creative energy to construct a more fulfilling and financially empowered Reading. Your gift to Barrio allows us to meet the greatest needs of Greater Reading neighbors. We are a trusted community resource that connects our people to each other, to their own potential and to capital. As a community hub, we cut through everyday rhetoric to deliver effective solutions, opportunities, and a sense of belonging to Reading’s neighbors, artists and entrepreneurs.

Can I help in any other way?

You can be our champion and help us spread the word! Share this page with your friends and family with a personal note about why you support Barrio.

Giving takes different shapes

As an organization rooted in community engagement, our programs are made possible with volunteers and participants in the community. Generous support from others helps to expand opportunities and ensure our programs remain free.  Your donation, no matter how small will help make a difference today.

However, here are other ways you can contribute to Barrio:

Volunteer for our programs

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The best gift you can give is the gift of time. Barrio Alegria provides various volunteer opportunities and a chance to make an impact in your community. Utilize and develop your skills in dancing, choreography, theater, graphic design, social media, community development, outreach, and program coordination


Barrio Alegria has several internship opportunities that include community engagement, social media posting, program photography, graphic design, program implementation and nonprofit administration. 


Meet your neighbors and join the community through Barrio’s free programs. Not an artist? No problem, join a variety of free classes or attend a community performance.


Interested in doing more? Barrio offers many opportunities to be a contributor to the Reading community through in-kind donations, sponsorship and annual giving. Contact Laura Cordero for more information:


Barrio Alegria is a family of volunteers and interns that are passionate about engaging with others in the community to transform our city. We share meals together, perform next to one another, support one another in program planning and spend our free time together.


Volunteer and internship opportunities at Barrio offer a hands-on learning experience in community development, art programming, outreach, program implementation, social media, nonprofit administration, and more.

Internships are unpaid and offer flexible work schedules with a minimum of 10 hours per week. To learn more about the various opportunities available, please leave your information below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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