Since August 2018, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS) has applied the practice of results-based leadership provided by Lutheran Services in America's Results Innovation Lab to demonstrate improvement in the lives of thousands of people. In Wisconsin, 78 percent of students overall meet the level of “proficient” for reading and comprehension in the third grade. However, a different story emerges when data is disaggregated. It is undeniable the system works for some students, but not for all.
Foster care and adoption is a major area of focus for Lutheran Services in America’s member organizations. National Foster Care Month presents us with the opportunity to offer sincere gratitude to the dedicated parents who touch so many lives — particularly given our continuing shortage of available foster parents and children in need — as well as the children who courageously embrace life-altering change. We invite you to view a collection of illuminating videos from foster care and adoption organizations within the Lutheran Services in America national network.
Lutheran Services Florida is worked tirelessly to ensure its Head Start program is an integral and successful part of the social fabric of Duval County through increased funding, adding more college-educated teachers, providing a better curriculum, and expanding services.
Through its participation in the Results Innovation Lab, LCFS of Illinois intends by the end of September 2019 to decrease the length of time in care and increase the achievement of permanency for youth of color by at least 5 percent.