The arts help create a better world.

Our programs are unlike any other offered in the community. We are intentional about breaking down barriers such

as cost or self-limiting beliefs to ensure that creative expression and personal growth are accessible to all in our community.
While Barrio has international recognition, we are committed to our work locally. This year we are raising funds to help Barrio increase our people-power to light up the community through our various programming across the City of Reading. This includes things like cleaning up abandoned lots, making parks come alive, multiplying the sharing of talents, building wealth in the community and the list goes on. To do all this work it takes staff who need to be resourced. We need your help to raise $10,000 to support this initiative, and ensure that the arts are accessible to everyone in our community.

Invest in us to invest in our community programs that light up the community in places like the Reading Iron Playground.

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. 

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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.

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