¡Gracias, Aramark! Impacto Back-to-School Drive Supports Congreso Students
On August 21st, the Aramark Impacto Hispanic Employee Resource Group donated dozens of school items to 200 students associated with Congreso’s ELECT program, Family Empowerment Center, and Youth programs! In addition, a $500 grant was awarded to provide additional back to school support. Thank you, Aramark, for your continued partnership and commitment to our community.
Don't Miss the 35th Feria del Barrio!
The annual outdoor festival that brings thousands to Philadelphia’s famed Centro de Oro celebrates its 35th year. This year’s event will take place Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 12 to 5 p.m. on 5th Street between Huntingdon and Somerset Streets and will feature a live performance by renowned bomba group, The Brothers Ayala Folkloric Ballet, and feature a guest appearance by salsa star Anthony Colon!
On August 6th, Al Morales, Chief Transformation Officer at AmerisourceBergen, visited Congreso’s Executive Leadership team and spent his morning sharing valuable insights on transformation and how it relates to Congreso’s Mission 2 Impact! Over the course of his 20-year career, Mr. Morales has held leadership positions in tax, controllership, and finance positions within the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and oil & gas industries.
“It was great to have the perspective from someone who is currently taking their organization through large scale transformation and hear about the challenges, successes and tactics that they’ve employed to truly make positive changes within their company,” said Jamie Hughes, Congreso’s Director of Programmatic Development.
Gracias, Al, and we look forward to applying your knowledge in our quest to innovate and maximize Congreso’s impact through our theory of change!
Congreso Celebrates National Health Center Week 2019
Every August, National Health Center Week is celebrated with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers!
With support from programs across the agency, the Congreso Health Center provided resource tables and workshops to the community from August 5th – 9th and highlighted topics such as pediatrics, social determinants of health, sexual health and prevention, and healthy lifestyle choices! Free Zumba classes and food demonstrations were even held at Fairhill Square Park!
We’d like to thank all our partners for helping us with a great week! Learn more about Congreso's Health Center services here or visit our Facebook page for more photos of #NHCW19.
External Affairs Director Julia Rivera and Senior Housing Counselor Brendi Lopez began the month of August presente at the UnidosUS Annual Conference in San Diego. With more than 3,000 attendees, they connected with partners and learned about the amazing work of other affiliates around the country! We are proud to be part of a network of organizations and advocates working with Latino communities across the nation and are inspired to continue our work in North Philadelphia. ¡Pa’lante!
S.T.E.A.M. Students Showcase Work During "Let's Connect" Expo
This month, students who participated in our 2019 Career Exposure Program showed off their amazing work during the annual S.T.E.A.M. “Let's Connect” Expo! For 6 weeks leading up to the event, students ages 12-15 worked diligently on projects ranging from electrical engineering, event planning, t-shirt branding, urban gardening, career pathways and architectural designing.
Congrats to all the students for their impressive work and gracias to the Philadelphia Youth Network and all participating partners for another successful event! Check out Congreso’s Facebook for more photos.
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1977 with a mission to enable individuals and families in predominantly Latino neighborhoods to achieve economic self-sufficiency and well-being. To learn more about our programs, check out our impact, or read about our leadership and advisory councils, click below!
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