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Barrio En Marcha!

Meets every two weeks

As a community transformation organization, we are interested in the change that happens internally in our participants and the change they create in their own micro communities.

The Barrio Leadership cohort was designed as a year-long program specifically designed for community members who are doing leadership work and who could benefit from skills, resources, and networking.

For the duration of the program, cohort members work independently and collaboratively on a number of community projects, and participate in a series of personal development trainings.  


Activities include professional development, soft skills training, presentation opportunities, group projects, emotional intelligence development, communications, financial literacy, mentorship and networking opportunities.


The program also includes a “BAILE” trip: an annual trip we take to visit another city to learn best practices of organizations that are doing similar work to Barrio’s. In 2018, Barrio organized 2 trips like this to Philadelphia and visited several organizations like Village of the Arts and Humanities, Spiral Q and Taller Puertorriqueno. In 2019 we travelled to Pittsburgh to visit organizations like the Hoyt Center of he Arts, River of Steel, and Touch Stone. Our 2020 BAILE trip took the shape of a self-discovery retreat. 


Our cohort syllabus include:

  • Event planning

  • Research

  • Retreats and visits to other cities to learn from other organizations

For our pilot year, our cohort identified Family Literacy as the area of impact but in 2021 our plans include:

  • Finding ways to help micro businesses impacted by the Covind-19 Pandemic

  • Sharing of vital information related to stopping the spread of Covid-19

2020 report below!

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