Andreina Perez Hein Transitions into New Leadership Position at Congreso

The Congreso Familia would like to welcome Andreina Perez Hein into her new role of  Congreso’s Chief Development & Stakeholder Relations Officer! 

Previously serving as the Board Chair and as a Board Member for over five years, Ms. Hein’s decision to transition into a more hands-on internal role came naturally as the pandemic led her to re-assess her own personal values and career commitments. When learning of this new position, she knew she wanted to return to the non-profit human services field. 

“I was always passionate for the deeply impactful services Congreso provides for our Latinx community. As Board Chair during the pandemic, I saw first-hand the incredible adaptability and pivot by the Agency and its dedicated employees, despite the many challenges this time brought. I developed a new respect and admiration for the culture at Congreso,” shared Andreina. She continued, “this new role at Congreso not only affords me the opportunity to pursue my passion for giving back and helping the Latino community full time, but also to make use of my skills in strategic planning, business development, relationship building and cultivation in a more profound way.” 

 We look forward to working more directly with Andreina and are excited for the future!  


Members of the Congreso Familia Nominated in

AL DIA's 40 Under Forty

Felicidades to Miguel Alban, Congreso Board Member, and Hector Herrada, Congreso’s  Executive Liaison and External Affairs Associate, for being nominated and honored as part of the 2021 AL DIA’s 40 Under Forty! 

This annual list aims to highlight the diverse young professionals in the city of Philadelphia who are doing impactful work in their respective industries. A total of 180 individuals were nominated with 40 being selected as the final honorees at the event held on August 27th.  


Congreso Celebrates National Health Center Week

This month Congreso’s Health Center celebrated National Health Center Week (NHCW) from August 9th to the 13th! NHCW is an annual celebration which raises awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. 

Each day of NHCW is dedicated to a particular focus area ranging from healthcare for the homeless, children’s health, and patient appreciation; this year’s theme was “the Chemistry for Strong Communities.” 

“We were able to showcase this theme by inviting partners on site to share information about their programming,” said Judy Emmons, Congreso’s Director of Primary Care. Congreso partners at PHMC, including PHMC Dental and Health Promotion Council’s Nutrition Educator, led a cooking demonstration while The National Nurse Led Care Consortium Consortium did an interactive Myth or Fact game on the COVID-19 vaccine. 

These larger activities were supported by Congreso’s various internal programs through tabling and resources which included the Family Empowerment Center, Education and Workforce services, Children and Youth services, and HIV Prevention program. 

“Overall, it was a great week, and we ended with a team lunch and painting activity to celebrate the clinic staff and all that they do for our patients and community!“ said Judy. 

Gracias to our partners for supporting us throughout this awesome week!  


Congreso Families Attend Phillies' Latino Night

We’d like to give a special gracias to the Philadelphia Phillies for hosting the Congreso Familia on August 26th for the 19th annual Goya Latino Family Celebration! 100 tickets were donated by the Phillies and distributed to clients and families across the agency for an enjoyable evening at the ballpark! 


Save the Date - Feria Del Barrio!


The 37th annual Feria del Barrio returns on Sunday, September 19th  2021!  Celebrate Philadelphia’s Latino community  through music, art, culture, education, health, economic development, and more! 


Education and Workforce Programs Now Enrolling!

Our Education and Training Center located at 2800 N. American Street has resumed in-person services! Check out some of our programs that are currently accepting enrollment below:  

E3 powered by Congreso offers Education, Employment, and Empowerment services to 17- 24 year olds.


Congreso’s myPLACE℠ campus serves as a hub for any adult learners that are seeking Adult Education Classes of any kind.


Harcum College @ Congreso offers students a fully accredited Associates degree in Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Law & Justice, and Behavioral Health Science. 


myPLACE @ Congreso offers a variety of free education classes to anyone 16 years and older.


Take our 5 minute COVID-19 Vaccine survey and enter our $50 monthly raffle! 

Congreso familia, we want to hear your thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine regardless of your vaccination status! Complete the 5 minute survey below to enter our $50 monthly raffle and help inform and improve the vaccine outreach in our community. All responses are confidential. Questions? Email


About Us

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is a 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!

Congreso relies on the support of generous individuals, foundations and corporate partners who support our mission. Your contribution helps us continue to provide innovative programming while growing our influence as an outcomes measurement thought leader.

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