If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

I was inspired and challenged by the work of Michelle Alexander on racial discrimination in our criminal justice system and would love the opportunity to hear more of her insights on institutionalized racism in the US.

What motivates you to create social impact?

My motivation for pursuing social impact stems from personal core values of equity, reconciliation, justice, and love. Social impact is my opportunity to turn those values into action.

Host Site Overview

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota expresses the love of Christ for all people through service that inspires hope, changes lives, and builds community.

Host Site Project

The New Sector Fellow will focus on Program Development and Delivery, specifically developing and implementing projects that enhance LSS’s Family Services programming that targets people experiencing homelessness. More specifically, the Fellow will focus on developing internal program support processes. This includes developing a strategy and implementation plan for the recruitment of host home families for homeless youth. The strategy and plan will be sensitive to the safety and privacy of both parties, while incorporating new trainings for host homes and roles for LSS staff in preparing families and youth to participate in the program. The fellow will also work to develop a plan to determine how church congregations can be involved in family recruiting and preparation. In developing these systems and programs, the Fellow will create standard operating procedures across the LSS host home program. The results will allow us to expand and improve the services offered through this strategic initiative.