Joanne Sisco: laughing, dancing, empathizing

November 30, 2012

Joanne Sisco award

Joanne Sisco’s volunteering at LSS Refugee & Immigration Center involves dancing, laughing, and sometimes speaking very slowly. She is an English Classroom Aide, helping twice per week with Oral 4, the most advanced class level, and Literature 1, the most basic. She is particularly devoted to the Hispanic community in Sioux Falls, sharing resources and knowledge with Caminando Juntos, where she also volunteers regularly. Read the rest of this entry »

Energy Savings for the Budget Savvy

November 29, 2012

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With dropping temperatures comes rising utility bills. Check out these tips to keep your home toasty warm and ready for winter while saving some serious cash. Read the rest of this entry »

President Obama Proclaims November National Adoption Month

November 28, 2012

On November 1, 2012 President Barack Obama made a Presidential Proclamation honoring November as National Adoption month.  In his proclamation he stressed that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential and that as a nation we have a fundamental responsibility to ensure each child grows up knowing the love and protection of a permanent family. President Obama also encouraged all Americans to observe National Adoption month by answering the call to find a permanent and caring family for every child in need and by supporting the families who care for these children.

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STEM After School

November 27, 2012

In the last few years there has been a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities in education. After-school programs provide a unique opportunity for students to explore STEM learning in hands on and fun ways. Read the rest of this entry »


November 26, 2012

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are synonymous with Thanksgiving celebrations as turkey and football. While many people take time during the holiday season to think of others, #GivingTuesday is a new coordinated effort to get people to care about making a difference.

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Bring Black Back (to your bank account)

November 23, 2012

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Black is making a comeback – even for those sale snatching shoppers out early this morning (and late last night). Here at Lutheran Social Services Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS), we want you to have a happy holiday season, free from the financial stress that can accompany traveling, shopping, and overspending.

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Thanksgiving Reflections on Adoption

November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the blessings that God has graciously given us, especially that of family. For many that includes becoming a family through adoption. There are many people touched by adoption – children, birth/first parents and families, and adoptive families.

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