Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Congreso de Latinos Unidos serves Eastern North Philadelphia, providing education, workforce and health services to the Latino community.

Central to Congreso’s approach is placing the client at the center of all decisions, measuring participant outcomes and creating strategic partnerships.

Its goal is to alleviate poverty and promote economic self-sufficiency to ensure that vulnerable populations have the educational credentials and workforce skills to compete in a global economy. 


EMCF invested $5.975 million in Congreso from 2006 to 2012. Our investment helped Congreso undertake a theory of change process and develop intensive service models from kindergarten through two years of post-secondary education.

Congreso also enhanced its ability to measure, manage and improve program effectiveness by redesigning and implementing an organization-wide performance management system, and now tracks data on participants, enrollment/utilization, staff efforts, and outcomes across the agency.

In 2008, Congreso opened the Pan American Academy Charter School. In 2011 it received, in partnership with two other nonprofits, a grant to open a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center in Eastern North Philadelphia.


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