Kongo is greatful to our funders and supporters:
Brooklyn Community Foundation
NYC Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund
Citizens Committee for New York City
Independence Community Foundation
North Star Fund
Union Square Awards
Oneza Lafontant, Kongo’s Founder is a 2004 recipient of the Union Square Awards. The Union Square Arts Award recognizes the central leadership role played by arts and culture in providing educational opportunities for young people, building collaborations and promoting social change. The Arts Award supports organizations working with youth and families in low-income communities across New York City in all artistic disciplines: Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater, Visual and Media Arts.
The Union Square Award is a signifier of exceptional work and demonstrated commitment. Recipients have distinguished themselves locally and nationally, changed public policies, litigated landmark cases, created innovative models of service and built important community institutions. Award recipients are visionaries responding to society’s most pressing social, political and economic issues. Motivated by a passion for human rights awardees join with others to address concerns and build organizations that bring diverse communities into public discourse.