Kalisa Ndikumwimana - Global Refugee
Kalisa is a former refugee from the Democratic
Republic of the Congo who resettled in Fargo in
2011, through the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
program. He was selected as one of 20 U.S. youth to
attend The Refugee Global Youth Consultation.
Reggie Tarr - White House Leaders
Summit on Global Refugee Crisis
Reggie was one of 10 honored leaders at a White
House ceremony for his eorts and leadership in
resettling and integrating refugees in Grand Forks.
Luther Hall - Barbara Allen-Hagen Award
Performance-based Standards selected Luther Hall
for the community residential category for its plan for
improving safety measures across the entire program.
Tyler Holland, Bob Guertin and Ryan Daniel accepted
the award on behalf of the Luther Hall team.
Howard Barlow - Senior of the Year
The annual Senior of the Year award, sponsored by
Bethany Homes, recognizes ve seniors who have
made or are making a huge contribution to the
community. Howard Barlow was the Senior of the
Year in the Business category.
Jessica Thomasson - Person of the Year
The Forum named Jessica Thomasson its 2015 Area
Person of the Year for her leadership, service and
impact on the region.
Aimee DeSherlia - 35 Under 35
Aimee DeSherlia was selected for the 35 Under
35 program of the United Way of Cass-Clay. The
program focuses on mobilizing the caring power of
women, energizing and inspiring women to make a
dierence and deepening leadership opportunities for
young women in Fargo-Moorhead.
Williston - Aordable Housing Champion
Legacy at Central Place in Williston received North
Dakota Housing Finance Agency’s housing Production
Award. The project is the adaptive reuse of a former
school building that was transformed into 44 aordable
housing units for lower income people aged 55+.
Philanthropy and Youth (PaY) Intern
LSSND hosted a PaY intern for the rst time this year.
Hannah Papenfuss, our PaY intern, helped the agency
discover new, more impactful approaches to service
learning for young people looking for opportunities to
Restorative Practices in Schools Workshop
Restorative Justice oered an educators training
opportunity that explored restorative principles and
practices as well as adverse childhood experiences
Building Bridges Conference, 2016
More than 300 educators, human service professionals
and business leaders came together in April to learn
about mental health, entrepreneurship and community
integration in the spirit of building successful and
National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence
Janell Regimbal and Kelli Adams (Youth Interventions
Team) were invited to the National Forum on Violence
to present about proactive bullying prevention
This is What Home Tastes Like
The Prairie Rose WELCA cluster met in Binford and
hosted a cultural exchange. Two women from Bhutan
demonstrated batti (thread making) and the ladies from
Binford and Bhutan shared tastes from home.