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

Our History

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. Over the years, we saw that need was bigger than one area of our community and thus our mission statement has evolved. We are proud to say that we now assist students within Region 16 to reach their goal of achieving a higher education!

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How we help

- Step Up to Success Middle and High School
College and Career Conferences
- Job Shadowing Day (Step Up 2.0)
- Honors & Awards to graduating seniors
- Annual Scholarship Graduate Banquet
- Mentorship Program for student recipients
- Open monthly community meetings with guest speakers on the 4th Wednesday of the month, as scheduled.

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- Everyone is welcome to join us for a free "virtual brunch" to engage in mutual networking and a great monthly learning experience.
- Brunch meetings begin at 11 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month, so grab your favorite snack and drink and join us from the comfort of your home or office. Meetings are scheduled to end at noon.
- Our brunch meetings include scheduled guest speakers, agency, along with events or other resource opportunities benefitting our community.
- It is a great way to network and meet new and like minded individuals.
- Join Zoom Meeting (information can be found on our Facebook page)‍