Centro Hispano Daniel Torres, Inc. 
Shared Vision... Real Change.
Through its Higher Education collaborative, the Hispanic Center will 
offer workshops and other opportunities available for students interested in 
pursuing higher education. Through a series of events onsite and at other
 locations within the community, students and parents will be able to find
 the support they need in a bilingual and bicultural format,
 with interpretation available if needed, as well as the assistance
 of Spanish-speaking representatives from the five major higher education
 institutions in the Berks County area, who will be visiting our facilities to offer 
guidance on the college enrollment process.

The Higher Education Program is a partnership between 
the Centro Hispano Daniel Torres, Inc., and the Higher Education Colleges 
of Berks County (HECBC): Albright College, Alvernia University,
 Kutztown University, Penn State Berks and the
 Reading Area Community College (RACC).

Please, visit this page frequently for the latest 
dates and updates. 
Should you need additional information,
Please contact 610-685-1260.
Higher Education Council of Berks County (HECBC)

NCLR’s Escalera: Taking Steps 

to Success

is a national program that promotes economic mobility 

for youth. 

This college- and career-readiness program meets

 the needs of high school juniors and seniors by 

providing guidance and support through:

  • A rigorous, semi-scripted curriculum that is 

  • responsive to students’ culture

  • Experiential learning activities

  • Case management

  • Internship opportunities

  • In 2014-2015, Escalera served nearly 1,000 students across the country.

    • 95% graduated or were on-track to graduate high school

    • 80% of high school graduates directly enrolled in

    •  postsecondary opportunities

    • 82% of participants completed the Free Application for

       Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    • Each participant applied to an average of 4.8 colleges 

    Escalera currently serves 850 students in 21 sites nationwide,including 
    Centro Hispano Daniel Torres Inc. Cohort at Reading Senior
    and is generously funded by UPS.

Centro Hispano Daniel Torres Inc. 2016-2017 Escalera Cohort at Reading Senior Highschool.



The Hispanic Center can help...
For more information,
Contact Ineavelle Ruiz
In our Higher Education Department



This is what you will need:
Social Security number
Alien Registration Number (if not a citizen of the USA)
Most recent tax return (Form W -2)
Federal Aid PIN to sign electronically.
(If you do not have one, we can help!)
Email addresses of the student and parent (s)


At this time the DACA students do not qualify
For FAFSA ... but scholarships are
Available ask us about them!