Hispanic Center Scholarship Fund – Non-Traditional Student &Traditional Student
In 1998, fundraising efforts began to establish the Hispanic Center Scholarship Fund. The event, orchestrated by the Daniel Torres Hispanic Center, was a celebratory, three-day Fiesta Latina at the Fairgrounds Square Mall featuring master wood-carver Jacobo Angeles from the Oaxacan Valley in southern Mexico, art workshops for Reading Area School District students, live music from local Latin performers that sparked dancing, and a dinner dance featuring Brenda K. Starr at the Riveredge. There was also a silent auction and a raffle. Through all these events, more than $7,000 was raised, and the Puerto Rican carnival committee gave a donation of $3,500 to the fund.