Mission & Values
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 wellbeing.
Guided by these core values, we are a human services organization with roots in the heart of North Philadelphia’s Latino communities and a reach that extends the welcoming and inclusive spirit of “familia” and “mi casa es su casa” to all.
Equality. We are most effective when we listen first to understand and respect one another’s ideas, beliefs and practices, especially those different from our own.
Safety. We work in ways that create safe, healthy environments that offer protection from harm and healing and well-being for all.
Service. We bring a client-centered, data-informed, and culturally appreciative multi-service approach to bear on immediate, emerging and long-term challenges, working as partners and guides to address root causes and further greater empowerment and autonomy.
Integrity. We build strong relationships with all stakeholders based on transparency, trust, accountability, and commitment to our common purpose.
Adaptability. We rely on the resilience and resourcefulness of our employees, clients and community to adjust to changing conditions while maintaining our commitment to meaningful outcomes.
Our Vision for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
At Congreso, we are committed to diverse perspectives, equity, psychological safety, and an inclusive community where everyone feels they belong. These commitments drive our daily actions towards furthering our agency’s mission and values.