On September 19th, 2019, the Congreso Familia was honored to welcome over 50 Aramark team members as volunteers for Aramark’s annual day of community service, Aramark Building Community Day! Through health education, a work readiness workshop, and beautification projects at our 216 W. Somerset building, Aramark volunteers contributed to projects that will continue to inspire and impact Congreso clients and staff. Gracias, Aramark, for your ongoing partnership and for another great event!
Congreso’s Board Members and Executive Leadership are active throughout the city in unique leadership positions with various organizations and partners. Check out how the following individuals are representing Congreso!
Felicidades to our Chief Operations Officer, Sybille Damas, for becoming a member of the Board of Directors at Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)! PATF provides education and financing opportunities, and advocates for people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians, helping them to acquire the assistive technology devices and services that improve the quality of their lives.
Congreso is proud to announce our Board Member, Paula Sunshine, will serve as a member of the newly created Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority! Paula will help PA move toward a state-based health insurance Marketplace for 2021.
This past month, Congreso joined forces with Philly Counts to support the city’s efforts to ensure a complete count for the 2020 Census!
Census Champions Training
As part of the #PhillyCounts city-wide initiative to prepare our communities for the 2020 Census, Congreso hosted an English and Spanish census training on September 17th! 50 Census Champion trainings took place across the city with the goal of creating “Census Champions” to serve as trusted sources of information to share with their networks and neighborhoods. Congreso trained 20 staff members and reached over a 100 people for the Spanish training that was broadcast on Facebook live.
Census Hiring Event
On September 25th, Congreso welcomed the U.S. Census Bureau for a job fair and over 20 individuals applied on-site! For eligibility requirements and general information, click below!
On Sunday, September 8th, the 35th Feria Del Barrio showcased the best of North Philadelphia’s Centro de Oro! This annual celebration of Latino art, culture, and community brought together our partners and supporters, vendors, food trucks, and live performances throughout the day!
A special gracias to Taller Puertorriqueño, APM For Everyone, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas and all our sponsors for another fantastic year!
Latina Domestic Violence Program (LDVP) Survivor Soliloquies
Friday, October 25th | 3pm – 5pm | 216 W. Somerset St. Philadelphia, PA 19133
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!
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.