The arts help create a better world.


Help us celebrate our 5th anniversary by purchasing one (or many) candle(s)!

The idea is simple! You buy a candle for $10 dollars, and on March 8th, we will light our rehearsal room with as many candles as were purchased. You will be able to see the celebration via Facebook Liv March 8th at 7 PM!
We are thankful for all your help over the past 5 years. We hope you join un on celebrating one more year of Barrio!

Can I help in any other way?

There are other ways in which you could help us reach our goal:

  • If you would like to make a check or cash donation, click here to email us, or call us at 610-334-2834

  • 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.


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

Intern with

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

Attend an


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.

Sponsor a


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.

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


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