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Thursday September 14, 2017 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. CDT

Check-in: 11:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Optional on-site farm tours 1-1:30pm
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Valley Community Center 
4444 Fuller Road
West Des Moines, IA 50265

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Rachel Luppens 
Lutheran Services in Iowa 

LSI's EMPOWER Luncheon 

We take so much for granted in our lives.

But every year, hundreds of former refugees are resettled to Central Iowa and begin working to establish themselves in their new community. This year’s EMPOWER luncheon will share their courageous journey in starting a new life in Central Iowa and celebrate our community's newest citizens.

Your participation will make an impact on the Des Moines refugee community.

LSI’s Refugee Community Services empowers former refugees along their journey through:

• Citizenship classes
• Global Greens urban agriculture programs
• Work readiness training
• Child care training and business development
• English as a Second Language classes
• Services for older refugees

Please join us for this special day of empowerment and celebration! 

Registration dollar amount over and above the $15 cost per person is tax deductible as allowed by law.

Registration will close on Thursday September 7th, 2017.

Become a sponsor or table host! Contact Rachel Luppens st 515-271-7464  or