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2016 Provider Exchange® Launches Second Cohort at LSA Annual Conference

Lutheran Services in America (LSA) expanded its partnership with the Provider Exchange® at its annual conference in Minneapolis. The Provider Exchange® expands the work begun last year to provide technical assistance to 12 LSA members by adding seven LSA members to a new cohort to identify and implement best practices for youth at risk of aging out of the child welfare system to achieve permanency, either with a permanent family (through reunification, adoption or guardianship) or through a lifelong connection to a committed, caring adult.

LSA Announces Partnership with Resilience AmeriCorps to Help Underserved Communities Be Better Prepared for Shocks and Stresses

Lutheran Services in America, Incorporated (LSA) announces a partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps VISTA, to participate in the Resilience AmeriCorps program. This new initiative helps communities plan and implement efforts necessary to become more resilient to extreme weather events and other impacts of climate change.

Annual Conference Keynote Speakers Announced – Habitat for Humanity, YMCA & Johns Hopkins University

Plans are well underway for the 2016 LSA Annual Conference, April 25 – 28 in Minnesota. The largest event of the year, the Annual Conference continues to build and celebrate LSA's national, strong and trusted network, bringing together hundreds of Lutheran social ministry leaders. At the conference, we'll focus on mission, impact and innovation – and how our network of social ministry organizations comes together to transform lives and communities.

Lutheran Services in America Launches the "Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative"

Lutheran Services in America, Incorporated (LSA) is pleased to announce the launch of the "Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative" (Collaborative), a three-year project starting October 1, 2015 with a goal to develop a model for rural communities that can be adapted and replicated in Midwestern states and beyond. LSA brings together two of the LSA network's most established senior services providers, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, to take joint action together to improve the lives of seniors in rural Minnesota and North Dakota. Both organizations are trusted providers of services for seniors and bring significant experience, expertise and infrastructure assets on which to build.

Lutheran Services in America Represented Lutheran Social Ministry at NonProfit Times Event

On September 17, 2015, The NonProfit Times held its annual "NPT Power & Influence Top 50 Gala" at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to honor the nonprofit sector leaders named to this year's NPT Power & Influence Top 50 list. This year, LSA's President and CEO Charlotte Haberaecker was named for the first time to the Top 50 list, and had the opportunity to attend the gala event, representing Lutheran social ministry and our members. Accompanying Haberaecker was LSA member Sam Sipes, president and CEO of Lutheran Services Florida, and former Chairperson of LSA's Board of Directors.

Lutheran Services in America Successfully Meets Thrivent Financial Foundation’s $50,000 Challenge Grant

Lutheran Services in America (LSA) is thrilled to announce that it has met the Thrivent Financial Foundation's (Thrivent) Challenge Grant for the LSA 20-500 Fund, a three-year fundraising campaign commemorating and building towards LSA's 20th anniversary and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Thrivent's Challenge Grant matched $1 for every $1 raised from individual donors up to $25,000. Upon successful completion of the Challenge, Thrivent generously made a second grant of $25,000 to the LSA 20-500 Fund.

Nonprofit Times Magazine Recognizes Lutheran Services in America in Annual Power & Influence Top 50 List

Lutheran Services in America (LSA) President and CEO, Charlotte Haberaecker, has been honored as one of this year's recipients of The NonProfit Times magazine's "Power & Influence Top 50" listing for her impact on behalf of the LSA network and Lutheran social ministry. LSA is one of the nation's largest health and human services networks, touching the lives of one in 50 people in the U.S. every year. The network spans the spectrum of care, providing critical services in communities across the country, from health care to disaster relief, senior care, refugee resettlement, disability support, housing, veterans' services and more.

Lutheran Services in America Elects New Board Members & Officers

Lutheran Services in America, Inc. (LSA) has elected to its Board of Directors Jodi Harpstead, president and CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, and Christie Hinrichs, president and CEO of Nebraska-based organization Tabitha. Dr. Bruce Kintz, president and CEO of Concordia Publishing House, has been appointed to the Board as a Class B Board Director.

Lutheran Services in America Selected by The Annie E. Casey Foundation to Participate in Provider Exchange

Lutheran Services in America (LSA) announced it has been invited by The Annie E. Casey Foundation to participate in the Provider Exchange®, a network of child welfare providers that commit their work to improve the lives of children and families. The LSA cohort of providers will create evidence-based practices and outcomes-guided programs to improve the well-being and lives of at-risk youth and families across the United States.

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