Part of our mission is to give back to the community. We recognize that our effort will have a force multiplier effect when we leverage local non-profit organizations and for profit businesses. Hence, we created The Gables Community Partnership Program.
Barrio Alegria is a community engagement organization that utilizes the arts to create transformations in individuals to help them transform their communities.
This means that we utilize the arts to build, empower, and strengthen communities through individuals. We dance, we act, and we paint, but most importantly we care about the stories of those that are helping create safe spaces for vulnerable community members.
Weaved into our programs are storytelling systems that measure our results.
Through the creation and support of varying art events, community collaborations and grants, Berks Arts positively impacts our community cultural and economic well-being. The mission of the Berks Arts is to inspire, engage and unite our community through arts education, collaboration and presentation.
Our vision is to support community and economic growth, promote positive change and create a more connected community. Today, in everything Berks Arts does and supports, we seek to make Berks County, PA a more creative, more desirable, and a more resilient community.
We are Berks Bards, a grassroots poetry group and nonprofit meeting on First Thursdays of each month at 6 pm at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts at 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601. These monthly poetry readings include a featured poet and a community open mic.
The mission of Bethany Children’s Home is to provide a safe place of nurture, protection, and supportive care to aid our residents in their self-understanding, growth, and healing toward a brighter, healthier future.
Located on Upland Avenue, Reading, PA we provide a beautiful setting for women who are looking to make changes for a lifetime. We offer each family a private suite, including their own bedrooms and a bath. Our large, open-concept gathering area has a living room and dining area, where families congregate for weeknight family dining, and opportunities for week-night programming for adults. This concept of living in community helps families build relationships and trust among one another, find friendships and share resources.
Our professional staff, interact continually with our clients, guiding them through our comprehensive programming. We look at each family holistically and work personally with both moms and children. Each family is treated with respect and love, while expectations are high, we understand each family comes to us from differing backgrounds, levels of education, and family dynamics.
What makes Life Church so unique? We like to think it’s our team approach to ministry. At Life Church we believe that everyone is unique, endowed with gifts, talents and abilities to be shared with others. By doing so, we not only meet the varied needs of those “within” the church, but “outside” the church as well. It’s true: Together Everyone Accomplishes More!
Discover things to do in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region
From art and jazz festivals to outdoor adventures, there’s so much to see and do in Reading, PA. Plan your weekend getaway to Berks County and explore our Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage including traditional foods, museums and farmers markets.
Established in 1926 by a team of local music enthusiasts who recognized the importance of ensuring our community’s cultural health, RMF has been supporting music education, preservation and local music presenters for nearly 90 years. Their dedication, passion for music and our community, and willingness to “play” by working hard set the standard for RMF.
RMF is a public non-profit foundation supported primarily by you – individuals, businesses and partner foundations. The full 100% of your contributions are reinvested in support of music education and outreach programs, music presenters and concert events in Berks County. In addition, RMF is by far the largest source of financial assistance for committed county music students who audition on merit or demonstrate financial need.
ReadingFilmFEST was created by filmmakers for filmmakers and film lovers. We understand the importance of festivals in creating opportunities for filmmakers to meet their audiences, network with other professionals and promote their films. By supporting filmmakers, we’ve learned that our audience benefits by being able to engage in truly meaningful dialogue with the creators of film.
ReadingFilmFEST welcomes filmmakers from the Mid-Atlantic region and around the world! Last year’s visiting filmmakers gave us rave reviews for film quality, hospitality and locations! Whether or not you have a film to our festival, we encourage you to hang out in Reading and see what all the fuss is about!
The mission of this organization is to celebrate diversity in the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Reading. Reading Pride Celebration is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by building a community that embraces and supports differences and seeks to eliminate racial oppression, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and other oppression.
Reading Rotary is made up of community leaders with a desire to give back to our community.
Reading Rotary supports many projects in our community as well as around our world including: Reading Food Pantry; Reading Scholarship Foundation; purchase of a wheelchair accessible van for disabled and elderly residents; purchase and support of defibrillators for the Reading Fire Department; promote literacy by providing reading books to Reading Kindergarteners and First Graders; distribute trees to all Reading fifth graders for Arbor Day; Adopt a Family program; purchase of the Reading High School Band golf cart; Reading Education Foundation; RMHS Robotics team; Homelessness and Hunger Initiatives; Rotaplast project to treat cleft lips and palates; Polio Plus; Burbank YMCA; Cure Alzheimer’s; Understanding Disabilities; the Pan Mass Challenge; RCASA; Scouting; sponsor Interact Clubs; run the Snack Shack; run the Reading Fall Street Faire; and much more. Reading Rotary joins over 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 Rotary clubs worldwide working to eradicate Polio, helping young children live healthier lives and rebuilding communities devastated by disaster. Rotary International partners with the Gates Foundation, the WHO, UNICEF and the CDC in the effort to make polio only the second infectious disease eradicated. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.” We are Rotarians because we believe in community service and helping make our communities better. Please consider becoming part of our Rotary Club and help us make Reading and the world better places. If you aren't able to join now, you can volunteer with us. Please be our guest at a meeting and learn more about us. We are presently meeting mostly on Zoom. (See our Event Calendar for specifics.) All are welcome. To learn more about us, you can ask any Rotarian, look through our website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ReadingMaRotary.
OUR VISION The Church, which enjoys Christ, envelops the family atmosphere, builds biblical truth, joyfully serves others and subdues all nations to the faith.