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  • July 18, 2014

    LSA CAPS Fellows on Capitol Hill

    Caleb Rollins

    "Poor people are the hardest working people in America." This is what Representative Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) told the crowd at the poverty simulation for members of Congress and their senior staff on Tuesday at the Capitol Visitor Center. Catholic Charities USA and Entergy (an energy company that works in AR, LA, MS, and TX) hosted this event that received bipartisan support and was attended by nearly one dozen members of the House.


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  • July 17, 2014

    LIRS Issues Call to Lutheran Service Organizations on UAC Crisis

    We are all impacted on some level by the current crisis concerning unaccompanied children crossing the border in unprecedented numbers. We know that, in addition to your other responsibilities of service, you have been seeking information to decide on how to respond to this crisis.


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  • July 17, 2014

    LSA Takes Part in Poverty Simulation with Members of Congress

    Role-playing helps legislative leaders feel the stresses of surviving in poverty

    On Tuesday evening, July 16, Lutheran Services in America joined Catholic Charities USA, Entergy, and other collaborators in the Future Without Poverty coalition to put on a poverty simulation for members of Congress and their senior staff in the Capitol Visitors Center. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-N.Y.), Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.), and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) co-sponsored this bipartisan event that hosted nearly a dozen House members. Many of the members of Congress...

  • July 11, 2014

    CAPS Fellows Interns Share Their Insights Into Life at LSA

    Nathan King, the Public Policy and Advocacy Fellow, and Caleb Rollins, the Development Fellow, joined LSA in June 2014 as part of Valparaiso University's Calling and Purpose in Society (CAPS) Fellows Program which prepares students for lives of leadership

    When I hopped on a plane departing from Reagan National Airport in December 2013, I knew I wasn't leaving D.C. for the final time. After spending a semester studying and interning in the District through the Lutheran College Washington Semester, I was confident that I wanted to return to Washington at some point, but I knew figuring out my return would be a long row to hoe. It's funny how things work out.


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  • July 8, 2014

    Lutheran Services in America Works to Strengthen Local Communities

    LSA is featured in the Department of Commerce's Commerce in the Community series highlighting the work of community leaders and organizations that are strengthening the middle class and providing ladders of opportunity for all Americans.


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