Congreso’s Celebrates Black History Month

In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, Congreso hosted two events centered around the 2022 Black History Month theme, Black Health & Wellness.   

On Friday, February 18th, a virtual event took place co-hosted by Congreso’s Employee Appreciation Committee and the newly formed Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Council, around Black History Month and Valentine’s themed trivia. Winners were awarded $50 gift cards to local Black-owned businesses. 

On Monday, February 28th, a Black Health & Wellness Fair was held at Congreso’s 2800 N. American St. building and parking lot! Community members enjoyed COVID vaccines and rapid testing, STI screenings, food, music, and a variety of health and wellness resources. 


New Certified Medical Assistant Program at Congreso


Did you know American Training Center is partnering with Congreso de Latinos Unidos to provide a new Certified Medical Assistant program in our community?  

This will be an eight-week intensive course and students who pass their exams receive a certification as a Medical Assistant, a certification as a Phlebotomist and a certification as an EKG Technician. Between 50 and 70 students are expected to graduate in 2022.  

For more information about this new program, contact Maria Reyes, Recruitment and Post-Secondary Specialist, at


PHL Social Innovation Awards Recognition 


Back in December, Congreso's employees Kimberly Cromer and Hildaliz Escalante were nominated for the 2022 Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Awards. 

We are thrilled to share that Kim placed 2nd in the Workforce Development category and Hildaliz placed 3rd in the Housing and Community Development category! 
Please help us congratulate these individuals and their teams for their inspiring work in our community. 
Gracias to everyone who voted! 


Congreso Teams Paint with Walls for Justice

Recently, Walls for Justice and Congreso Alum Samuel Rodriguez visited the agency to paint a beautiful mural alongside Congreso team members! 

Walls for Justice aims to bring about social change using positive messaging, bringing together businesses, community, and artists in the creation of the artwork. 

"It was a great experience where we got to bond with our teams and be creative together. We’ll be doing another mural with them at the next division meeting in the spring, that will be installed on the 3rd floor. Walls for Justice does great work!" said Katie Breiner, Family and Housing Services Division Manager. 


Save the Date – 2022 Congreso Gala Latina


Mark your calendars for our biggest event of the year! 

Congreso’s 2022 Gala Latina will take place 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟲𝘁𝗵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮. We look forward to gathering in person to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Buenos Aires, Argentina with all health and safety precautions in place when the worst of winter is behind us! 

  • Friday, May 6th, 2022  

  • The Bellevue | 200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Please click below to read more details and updated sponsorship package. Questions? Please reach out to Andreina Hein or Andrea Martinez  


A Year in Review - Congreso's 2021 Annual Report


In case you missed it! While 2021 continued to test our strength as individuals, as families, as communities, and as organizations, Congreso’s commitment to service never wavered. Our value of service and our will to move forward, “pa’lante,” carried us through another unprecedented year despite ongoing and new challenges.  

With a new year ahead of us, we invite you to take a look back at all that we accomplished last year through our 2021 Annual Report.


Congreso Partners with Philadelphia250


Congreso de Latinos Unidos is proud to be working with Philadelphia250, the coordinator of Philadelphia’s plans for America’s 250th anniversary in 2026.  

Check out their “Leave a Legacy” Initiative - a public call for bold, promising ideas and projects that will help strengthen #Philly’s future in 2026 and beyond. The call is now open, so if you have an idea or project that aspires to achieve a more equitable, just and resilient city in 2026 and beyond, submit today!  

Access to $125,000 seed funding, mentorship and robust networking opportunities available to successful semifinalists.

Congreso is Hiring!

Join the Congreso Familia and one of the region's Top 2021 Workplaces! 

GED Instructor

This position is part of the Adult Education department in the Education and Workforce Services (EWS) Division. As part of Congreso’s new HSE Preparation Program, the GED Instructor is responsible for developing and continuously updating a Fast-Track high school equivalency (HSE) diploma program as well as delivering comprehensive HSE instruction in English at the four different Philadelphia PA CareerLink® Sites across Philadelphia. 

Workforce Initiatives Operations Specialist 

This position is primarily responsible for managing and tracking fiscal transactions for each program to ensure expenses are in compliance with funder requirements. The Specialist ensures that all supporting documentation, check requests and invoices are submitted to Congreso’s Fiscal Department in a timely manner for accurate and complete invoicing. 

Legal Assistance for Victims Attorney

This position will have passed the Pennsylvania Bar Exam and be able to demonstrate expertise in providing legal representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking in the Latino and immigrant communities. She/he must complete the agency’s mandatory 40 hours of training in connection with domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Additional training on evidence-based risk factors for domestic violence and dating violence homicide is also mandatory. 

….and many more! 


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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