LSS of Utah Agency Annual Statistics
||Take-Home Meals (assumes 5 meals to a box)
Ave. 150 (+) families weekly
6 Program Areas
||Clients at More Blue Sky Employment Center
||Holiday Essentials Adults & Children
||Seniors Assisted In-Home & with Employment
Refugee Employment/College Placements
ESL Level P-2
||Professional Volunteer Hours
Statistics Independently Verified by:
Horizonte Education & Training Center
Salt Lake County
State of Utah
Utah Food Bank
Wisan, Smith, Rackett & Prescott, LLP, Independent Audit,
Bill Besancon, CPA, 2012-2013
* Statistics show repeat visits by large elder networks
(1 elder:15 extended family ratio(1:15)).
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All Events Are Free & Open to the Public. On-site events require no formal registration. Just come and be present.
January 22, 2013 to October 30, 2013 New! Free & Open to Diverse Public Courses!
All Classes Held at LSS of Utah 4392 South 900 East SLC except the Youth Guitar Class which is held at
San Esteban Episcopal Church 4216 South 3200 West West Valley City East Entrance.*
English Language Learning 8:30 am to 1 pm (am-pm)
Saint John's Inter-Faith BIble Study 10-11 (am)
Art 11-12 (am-Noon)
Community Writing Center 12-2 (pm)
Citizenship 1-2 (pm)
Adult Guitar Tuesday 1-2 (pm)
English Language Learning 8:30 am to 1 pm (am-pm)
Spanish Language Learning 1-2 (pm)
Youth Guitar 4-5 (pm) at San Esteban*
English Language Learning Thursdays 8-10 (am)
No registration required. Just come to the class!
LSS of Utah celebrates its educational connection to the education of Association of Lutheran/Christian Development Executives (www.ALDE.org). LSS of Utah has been a member and has attended the vast majority of the Annual Conferences since: 2005. The Utah Chapter is forming under the direction of LSS of Utah, Dr. Leslie Whited. Interested in membership to increase your economic expertise in a stormy economy? Contact: Dr. Leslie Whited at: www.LSSUtah@yahoo.com.
May 6, 2013-May 6, 2014
LSS of Utah Inter-Faith & Community-Wide Ministries celebrates its 18th year in ministry and service to the whole Utah Community.
June 19th, 2013
World Refugee Day of Prayer© at LSS of Utah (4392 South 900 East SLC, Utah) on June 19th (Wednesday) features prayers from refugees in Utah from Bah'ai, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim faiths and community-wide thoughts and reflections for peace in our homes throughout the world. LSS Of Utah is part of the inter-faith global peace prayers at our pole: "May peace prevail on earth, in our homes and in our communities" project (see: http://worldpeace.org/blog/?cat=1&paged=7). Everyone is welcome. Bring water bottle, sunscreen, hat and shade items, coins for offering and an international potluck dish to share.
The peace pole is available for prayer every day 24/7 in the Mary garden on the south side of our building at: 4392 South 900 East SLC.
November 2, 2013 (Saturday) Third Annual Fall Fundraiser at The Episcopal Cathedral at St. Mark (231 East 100 South, SLC), 2 pm.
Raising $10,000 (+) for Refugee Ministries with Thrivent Financial as Sponsor matching $1000. Silent/live auction with international foods. Live Music. Amazing program organized by Marian Dora L. Howe-Taylor. $10 per person. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring friends, neighbors and families. While having a delicious afternoon of food and music, support LSS of Utah ministries to seniors, refugees, first generation kids, disaster response and preparedness, international adoption and extremely low-income needs.
December 10, 2013 (Tuesday) 11th Annual Holiday Essentials Give-Away program
Over 1400 refugee, first generation, and/or extremely low-income families receive basics, and a little bit more!, to stretch very thin family budgets. Low-income families rate this service as a 10 (very high need) on a scale of 1-10 to extend their family budgets and to experience encouragement by the wider community.
LSS of Utah congratulates Westminster College Ventures Program graduates & Humanities in Focus Film Students: Zainab Atta (2010-2012); Jose Bonilla (2010-2011), Ahmed Danne (2010-2012, Evalina Kasparova (2012); Agnes Mukantagara (2011; now attends SLCC for paralegal studies); Noelle Nduwimana (2011-2012; also attends SLCC); Isata Sesay (2012) Sherrie Kimball (2011-2012) who receive up to eight (8) University credits. Ventures & Humanities in focus is a joint program with University of Utah, Westminster College, and the Utah Humanities Council.
Congratulations to Bill Germundson upon completion of his AmeriCorps year at LSS of Utah with prison outreach and employment ministry! Bill Germundson will be pursuing pastoral studies in the ELCA/UCC.
December 19, 2012 (Third Wednesday of the Month at Riley Elementary School)
First Generation Kids Holiday Essentials program at Riley Elementary School --- LSS of Utah in partnership with Maria Mendoza. Hundreds of bi-lingual children, whose parents are new to America and may not have fluent English skills, receive new clothing, educational toys, books, sports equipment, blankets, non-perishable foods, household furnishings and essentials. Mr. Jose Bonilla, Santa Clause, and Carlos Eligeo Garcia, Royal Heritage Music, sings and play professional guitar; and provide conversation with candy treats.
Education, Cultural-Immersion, Trips
April 21-May 5, 2009 - Milagros de Border (Miracles on the Border)
3rd Week in September (9/18-9/26, 2008; January 2013)
Rocky Boy (Stone Child) Indian Reservation (Montana)
- October 29-November 8, 2008; December 2013
Servant Education Travel to Sumpango, Guatemala (Mayan Village) & El Salvador