Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) SW-Comprehensive Refugee Services program celebrated Welcoming Week with their clients, neighbors and new community partners on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Welcoming Week is a national initiative of annual events when communities bring together immigrants and U.S. born residents in a spirit of unity to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming
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Meet Beth Deck, celebrating 25 years as the Regional Director for the Lutheran Services Florida, ESC Youth Shelter. 25 years is a long time for some, but with the same enthusiasm she felt at the time, Beth still tells the story of the first time she read about the opening of Currie House in the newspaper!
This upcoming July 2017 will mark 35 years of operations for LSF. 35 years doesn’t quite seem like a lot or a major milestone. But what LSF has become since our founding in 1982 is quite remarkable and, to be honest, really unimaginable. So many times we get caught up in the daily grind, and
Maria Hernandez has dedicated her life to serving the refugee community in the Tampa area and has marked this 35-year milestone while working for Lutheran Services Florida (LSF), a local nonprofit organization. Hernandez was the first employee hired by LSF and joins in celebrating with the organization, as it begins to mark its 35th anniversary
National Black Child Development Institute Charters Greater Tampa Bay Affiliate The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) will welcome a new member to its National Affiliate Network in a chartering ceremony on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Early care and education experts, human services providers, advocates, partners, and community leaders have come together to create Black
The recent article in the Atlantic, highlighted the importance of early education. It is critical that politicians understand how failing to invest sufficiently in quality early learning programs can have adverse effects on the economy and family well-being. As of 2016, there exists a tremendous need for high quality early childhood education for all children.
“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” It’s a phrase we’ve all heard before. For some, it’s a lighthearted, playful commercial from Life Alert. For others, it’s a frightening reminder of the daily dangers faced by the elderly—dangers that go far beyond a simple fall. For Dee Ann Thomas, it’s the latter. Five years
I came to the United States five years ago from Cuba and did not speak English. I got a job working in a trash compacting factory for minimum wage and found it hard to live by. I wanted to go further with my life and after three months, I decided to go after my dream.