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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Lutheran Services in America’s Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative Boosts Senior Companionship Programs in North Dakota

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota has developed a deep understanding of the needs of senior citizens. LSSND created as part of Lutheran Services in America’s “Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative” a Volunteer Companions program, established to serve isolated and lonely seniors, and building in flexibility for younger adults to volunteer.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

National Disability Voter Registration Week’s REV UP Campaign

In recognition of National Disability Voter Registration Week, Lutheran Services in America joins with our national partners to promote the REV UP Campaign, a nonpartisan initiative started in 2016 by the American Association for People with Disabilities to increase voter turnout among people with disabilities.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Results Innovation Lab: Transforming Children’s Lives with a Wider Lens

In America, millions of children struggle with completing high school, and are left with their physical and mental health needs unmet. Lutheran Services in America’s Results Innovation Lab empowers providers to lead collaborative efforts to dramatically improve the trajectory of 20,000 vulnerable children in America by 2024. When it comes to Results Innovation Lab progress, the proof is in the pudding.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Twenty Years Later: Reflecting on the Promises of Olmstead

This past weekend marked the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark case Olmstead v. L.C. and E.W. in which the Court found that the Americans with Disabilities Act protects people with disabilities from “unjustified segregation.” Despite our progress over the last 20 years, much work remains to realize the true promises of Olmstead.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Great Strides Being Made for Wisconsin Students via Results Innovation Lab

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.

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