The journey begins in with you.
our mission
We support, encourage, and promote higher education.

Who we are

Los Barrios de Amarillo was established in 1971 by a small group of community leaders and area volunteers. Due to the decreasing graduation rate, the original mission was to address cultural, educational, and socioeconomic inequities in the Mexican American community to help remove these barriers.

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What we do

"Step Up to Success" Middle and High School College & Career Conferences.
Job Shadowing Day (Step Up to Success 2.0)
Honors & Awards to graduating seniors.
Annual Scholarship Graduate Banquet.
Wednesday noon meetings for members and guests with community speakers.

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Everyone is welcome to attend our weekly
noon meeting held at the Amarillo Wesley Community Center. A $5 lunch is available and special guest
speakers are scheduled to present information about their program, agency, events or resource opportunities
that benefit our community.