PHILADELPHIA, PA, December 2016 — Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. has received a $30,000.00 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of Building 21st Century Skills for Workplace Success. Congreso’s adult education and workforce services serve Philadelphia’s most impoverished community by offering residents the opportunity to gain the necessary skills and education to compete in a 21st century economy. These services are offered in conjunction with Congreso’s social, economic, and health services to provide clients with holistic support that works to commence the transition out of poverty and lead clients toward self-sufficiency.
Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empoers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communitities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.
About Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.
Founded in 1977, Congreso began as a grassroots organization to serve Philadelphia’s growing Latino population. It began with a singular focus to provide culturally appreciative substance abuse programming, and over the past 40 years, it has evolved into a nationally recognized thought leader and provider of quality education, employment, health and social services. In FY16, Congreso served 17,064 unduplicated individuals. Congreso has received both local and national recognition for its service delivery. Congreso was ranked among the region’s Top Workplaces by The Philadelphia Inquirer from 2013-2015. Nationally, Congreso was recognized as the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Affiliate of the Year in 2014, the only organization to have received this distinction twice.
About Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workplace development.