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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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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

It’s National Foster Care Month! Thanking America’s Foster Families

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.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

National Media Gets Up Close and Personal with LSF Head Start

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.

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