Spirit of LSI

Global Greens Celebrates 10 Years

LSI’s Global Greens agriculture program is celebrating 10 years of empowering former refugee and immigrant farmers in central Iowa. The program, provided through LSI Refugee and Immigrant Services, reconnects farmers...

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Donating is my way to make a difference in the lives of children and families. LSI is all about helping people and making the world a better place.”

LSI Donor Spotlight: Larry Gittins

Larry Gittins has been a steadfast donor to LSI since 2005. After hearing a presentation about LSI at his church, he wanted to give back and support the organization in...

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A lot of people need help in the world, and LSI is trying to do that.”

Leaving a Legacy

Across the state, the work LSI does to lift up and empower Iowa children, adults, and families is only possible thanks to the generous support of LSI donors and community...

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Welcome Rev. Kyle Barton!

LSI is thrilled to welcome Rev. Kyle Barton as our new Spiritual Life Leader. Pastor Kyle’s role will primarily focus on providing faith-based programming on LSI’s two residential treatment campuses,...

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A Summer of Growth for LSI’s Refugee and Immigrant Services

Earlier this summer, LSI hosted a ribbon cutting for a new 12-acre urban agriculture farm in Pleasant Hill, just east of Des Moines. The land was donated by Phyllis Childers....

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Meet Sarah Green, LSI’s Vice President of Philanthropy and Church Relations

Sarah Green joined Team LSI earlier this summer as our new Vice President of Philanthropy and Church Relations. She has a heart for this work, and is truly dedicated to...

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In Memory: Former LSI President Leonard C. Larsen

By George Hanusa LSI has had many notable executives in its long history, but none as outstanding as Leonard C. Larsen. He lived service. In the U.S. Army during the...

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Hope in Times of Crisis

Life looks drastically different for all of us in the time of COVID-19. But through all this, a few things have remained constant at LSI: kindness, compassion, and the drive...

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Thank You for Supporting LSI Staff During COVID-19!

We are so grateful to our community partners who have generously provided our frontline staff with face masks during this difficult time. As of our latest count, communities across Iowa...

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Staff Spotlight: Mallory Berkenpas

Mallory Berkenpas has been with LSI for nine years and is a Service Coordinator for LSI’s Early Childhood Services. What inspired you to start working at LSI? Before LSI, I...

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