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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

From Ideas to Transformation – Improving Lives for At-Risk Youth

What happens when you bring 12 Lutheran Social Ministry organizations together in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation? The first week in June in Sacramento, I was blessed to observe that what you get is a lot of ideas, support and information exchange that leads to organizational changes and transformation.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

LSA Welcomes CAPS Fellow, Miranda Joebgen

Miranda Joebgen is a rising senior at Valparaiso University in Indiana. She joins LSA via the university’s Calling and Purpose in Society (CAPS) Fellows Program which prepares honors students for lives of leadership and service through intensive experiential learning opportunities. LSA was one of the pilot locations for this program in 2014, and we’re honored to have again been chosen to help provide a fellow with a reflective workplace experience to better develop long-term career aspirations. Miranda will be working on marketing and development projects with LSA.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Innovation & Social Ministry – Part of our DNA

Earlier this week, Jodi Harpstead, president and CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, one of the state’s oldest and largest human services nonprofits and a member of LSA, was interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio as part of a series with leading Minnesota CEOs on the topic of innovation.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Foster Care – Stories of Hope

Last month was recognized as Foster Care Month. Every child or young person that comes to the foster care system arrives through different circumstances having experienced traumatic and troubling situations. I was very moved by the many stories we highlighted over the past few weeks, stories that speak to the people that our members walk alongside and how their lives have been shaped through their experiences with foster families and caregivers.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Honoring Retiring CEOs Rick Herman & Gene Kaseman

At the Annual Conference in San Antonio a few weeks ago, our members took some time during the CEO luncheon to honor and recognize two of their colleagues who are retiring within the coming year – Rick Herman, the CEO of Wheat Ridge and Gene Kaseman, the President of the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.

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