This weeks speaker was Bob Sherman, the Campaign Director for Lutheran Social Services' Center for Changing Lives and a member of Duluth Club #25. Bob introduced his fellow workers, Robin Maxwell and Jennifer Jelsrud. 



While Jennifer showed a Power Point presentation, Bob explained that the Center for Changing Lives is currently the first priority for LSS in Duluth. The plan is to build a new building for homeless youth. Currently there are 120 youth in the Duluth area who are homeless every night. The new building, which will cost $10.5 million, will include 10 housing units and 10 rental units, plus serve as a hub for education and support services. The location will be between 14th and 15th Avenues East and Superior Street, where Kolar Buick used to be. Fundraising is ongoing with Lifehouse, Catholic Charities the Ordean Foundation, Duluth Rotary Club #25, Super One and many other groups supporting this effort. Currently, they are half way to meeting their goal with 70% of their funds coming from the Twin Cities area. They plan to break ground in late 2015 or early 2016. To learn more about this project and the fundraising efforts, visit