The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) features a letter to the editor by Charlotte Haberaecker in which the Lutheran Services in America president and CEO seconds Lutheran Services in Iowa chief John Twardos’ call for added investment in Iowa’s human services workforce.
Lutheran Services in America and three members were to invited to attend the LEO Case Management Conference at the University of Notre Dame.
In partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lutheran Services in America is implementing an 18-month learning collaborative with four member organizations: Lutheran Services Carolinas, National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS), Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey and Samaritas.
Lutheran Services in America President and CEO Charlotte Haberaecker sent a letter to Senate leadership urging them to Oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will not vote on the Graham-Cassidy amendment this week, effectively killing the proposal for now.
LSA members now have access to GrantStation Insider. Through direct relationships with funders, the GrantStation weekly newsletter provides the latest information on regional and national opportunities.
In an oped in The Hill, LSA President and CEO Charlotte Haberaecker writes that Congress should protect the healthcare of seniors, children and people with disabilities by opposing proposals to convert Medicaid to a block grant or per capita cap program. These proposals would cut federal Medicaid spending by $1 trillion over ten years and would result in a reduction in benefits for millions, at best, and an elimination of benefits for millions, at worst.
Plans are well underway for the 2017 LSA Annual Conference, May 3-6 in Washington, DC. The largest event of the year, the Annual Conference celebrates LSA's national, strong and trusted network, bringing together hundreds of Lutheran social ministry leaders. We will welcome a dynamic slate of speakers for the Annual Conference, both from within our social ministry network and outside the network, including two of our keynote presenters.
LSA will partner with the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at the University of Notre Dame on a new learning cohort for LSA members with programs targeting self-sufficiency among people living in poverty. LSA members will have the opportunity to partner with LEO on rigorous program evaluations and participate in peer learning.
Today, Lutheran Services in America announced that Rachel Kerestes joined the organization as Vice President of Marketing and Communications.