As we prioritize the health and safety of our staff, clients, and community and continue to monitor local guidance, Congreso continues operating remotely and offering services virtually until further notice. Please follow us on social media for additional updates and information. We appreciate your ongoing support during this time. Please stay safe, healthy, and hopeful!
Congreso's Out of School Time Program Student
Awarded College Scholarship
Congreso is excited to share that Shania Edmonds, a student at KCAPA High School who is enrolled in the Out of School Time program, has been awarded a $2,500 college scholarship by the Health Partners Foundation!
The “Making My Dreams a Reality” competition was designated for those aspiring to pursue a career in the health care field and consisted of dozens of applicants, a lengthy application process, and was determined by a final interview with Health Partners Foundation representatives. Five finalists were awarded scholarships.
“It wasn't easy rounding up students willing to sit through the lengthy application process during the timeframe of SAT's, FAFSA and so forth, but it was all worth it,” said Andrea Brown, Site Coordinator at KCAPA.
Shania Edmonds is grateful for the support from Andrea and the OST team, and knows this was an important step in achieving her dream.
“Everyone has a different “why.” Mine is to fulfill my dream of being the registered nurse that I’ve always desired to be; to be a part of the future of healthcare that breaks barriers for the vulnerable and marginalized. It is to provide the level of care that I was fortunate to receive and will never forget!” said Shania.
Edmonds will be attending the Community College of Philadelphia for two years starting in the fall, then will complete her nursing degree at Bloomsburg University.
A huge gracias to our OST team and Health Partners Foundation for making this possible!
Congreso's Chief Financial Officer Honored as
a CFO of the Year
Congratulations to Lisa Auerbach, Congreso's Chief Financial Officer, on being honored as a CFO of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal!
“Lisa’s work at Congreso since 2014 has been an integral part of our progress and success. Her leadership and her team have created a fiscally responsible and financially stable organization and, as you all know, it is this foundation that allowed us to weather the COVID-19 pandemic crisis,” said Carolina DiGiorgio, President & CEO of Congreso.
We are proud of your leadership and contributions as an integral member of the Congreso Familia! ¡Pa'lante!
Click here to view the full list of the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2020 CFO of the Year Honorees:
2020 Virtual Auction - Thank You for Participating
This month, Congreso hosted its first ever virtual auction!
On behalf of Congreso’s leadership, board members, staff, and clients, we’d like to give a special gracias to all those who participated and for everyone who donated!
With your amazing support we were able to raise additional funds to support our remote operations and virtual services which are critical to our North Philadelphia community at this time. You confirmed that together, we are indeed Congreso Strong! #CongresoFuerte
¡Felicidades to all of the winners!
Congreso's VP of Quality Assurance Serves on Panel with The Commerce
Juan De Angulo, VP of Quality Assurance, served as a panelist in a virtual event hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce on June 23rd. He was joined by other local nonprofit leaders and discussed the challenges of navigating COVID-19, lessons learned, and future funding.
Gracias to The Chamber of Commerce for allowing Congreso to share our experience! Read the full story below.
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!