In 1971, a small group of community leaders and volunteers observed decreasing graduation rates in the
Hispanic Community. To address this and other disparities, they formed Los Barrios de Amarillo.
Members focus on setting high expectations for students to help build a culture of success beyond high school. We provide mentorship, scholarships, academic access, and diversity of ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds among
WHAT WE DO
We award $800 or $1000 in scholarships to students enrolling at a college or university of their choice.
Members provide mentor support to recipients during their freshman year. Los Barrios has a long-standing history of strong financial stewardship with a unique ability to provide non-
traditional methods of support and educational awareness to youth.
Los Barrios de Amarillo promotes leadership, higher education, career awareness and
professional development for all students in the Texas Panhandle.
A day when all Panhandle students are aware of their career options and have the means to
In order to achieve our goals, Los Barrios de Amarillo partners with business & community sponsors to host:
• Monthly educational community meetings with a guest speaker
• Step Up to Success Middle and High School College & Career Conferences
• Step Up 2.0 (job shadowing day)• Annual Scholarship Graduate Banquet
• Red Hot Chili Pepper Racquetball Tournament
• Amarillo Education Foundation $10,000 gift card raffle provided by Toot ’n Totum
• Hispanic Heritage Luncheon & Recognition
WHO WE ARE
Los Barrios de Amarillo maintains a diverse, open membership. Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly
noon meeting held on the 4th Wednesday every month at the Amarillo Wesley Community Center located at 1615 S. Roberts, Amarillo, TX 79107. A delicious and authentic Mexican food lunch will be available for $5 and guest speakers are scheduled to present information about their program, agency, events, or resource opportunities that benefit our community. Los Barrios de Amarillo is a 501 (c)(3) non- profit organization and all donations to Los Barrios are tax deductible.