We believe the arts help create a better world.
Since its inception in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become synonymous with individuals coming together to give back to their communities.
Without our amazing supporters, Barrio would not be the community partner that it is. As we head into our 5th year, we recognize that we owe ourselves to you, and we thank you all for helping us blossom into the organization we have become.
This year Barrio is raising funds for the purchase and installation of three computers for our staff.
Computers are an important part of our work. We use computers for scheduling, organizing, connecting, keeping track, and researching our programs! Upgrading them will give us the opportunity to make our work faster, and productive.
How can you help?
Spread the word! Check out and share our Giving Tuesday page on social media!
Donate to our campaign directly here.
If you would like to make a check or cash donation, click here to email us, or call us at 610-334-2834
Contributing 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
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.