Director of Primary Care Gets Recognized at

2021 PHL Social Innovations Awards

Felicidades to Judy Emmons, Director of Primary Care at Congreso’s Health Center, for being recognized in 3rd place in the COVID-19 Innovations Category of the 2021 Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Awards!  

There were 100 nominees, 60 finalists, and over 3,000 people in the Philadelphia region that participated in the voting for all categories. 

Brendan Conlin, Congreso’s Chief Program Officer, also presented a category as a winner from last year. 

Congrats to all the finalists and winners for their impactful and innovative work!  


✨ Save the Date – 2021 Gala Latina ✨

Our annual Gala Latina is officially back! Join us on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at 6pm on Zoom

for this virtual extravaganza! 

For those interested in sponsorship opportunities, click below.

For any inquiries, please email


Additional Health Center Staff Get Vaccinated  

We’re happy to share four more Congreso Health Center staff have received their first doses of the vaccine – we now have 10 total staff who are vaccinated! 

“I got the vaccine so that I can one day see my family, especially my grandmother who I haven’t had contact with in a while. I’d like for one day for things to back to normal,” said Martha, Registered Nurse. 

Pictured with Martha is Erika, Nurse Practitioner; Migdalia, Referral Coordinator; and Patricia, Registered Nurse. 

Thank you to all our health care heroes for their extraordinary service on the frontlines! They’ve been working tirelessly testing our patients and community members for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. 


Human Pathway Services Program Hosts PNC Bank

for Financial Webinar 

Congreso’s Human Pathway Services program cohort concluded their first week of classes with a special guest - Eileen Wood from PNC Bank! With over 30 years of banking experience, Eileen spent the early morning presenting a  ‘Borrowing Basics’ financial webinar to over 15 students.  

Students learned about credit, tips to improve credit, and differences between secured and unsecured loans!   

“Eileen was super engaging and made students feel comfortable to ask questions and share their real-life experiences. Participation in this cohort's workshop was so successful that Eileen barely got through most of her slides!” shared Dorothy Smith, Manager of Programmatic Employment Services. 

Gracias to PNC and Eileen Wood for your continued partnership! 


A Year in Review – Congreso’s 2020 Annual Report  

In case you missed it! Congreso Familia, as we leave behind a challenging 2020 and begin a new slate with 2021, we extend our gratitude to you for your continued service, support, and resilience. We couldn't have adapted and continued to serve our community without you. With a new year ahead of us, we invite you to take a look back at all that we accomplished and learned through our 2020 Annual Report!


📰 News and Happenings

We’re starting off 2021 hot off the press! Catch up on some awesome Congreso coverage below: 

A wheely-good thing: this SEPTA family has repaired 1,000 bikes and donated them to kids in need 


Can EITC be a tool for poverty alleviation or wealth building in Fairhill? 


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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