FARGO – Laetitia Mizero has been named program director for Lutheran Social Services New Americans.
Mizero will manage the agency’s services for refugees assigned to North Dakota by the US State Department, including employment services, securing housing, community orientation, immigration and citizenship services and foster care for unaccompanied minors.
She holds a B.A. degree in English education from the University of Burundi and a master’s in management from the University of Mary, Fargo.
Mizero has been employed by Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota since 1999, most recently as an interpreter and previously a case manager for Lutheran Social Services New Americans. She arrived in North Dakota as a refugee in 1998.
Lutheran Social Services New Americans helps about 400 refugees each year establish homes and find employment in Fargo, West Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck with the goal of achieving economic self-sufficiency as soon as possible.
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is a nonprofit social services agency serving thousands of North Dakotans annually with affordable housing, food, disaster response, counseling and therapy and other social services. Established in 1919, Lutheran Social Services serves clients without regard to race, religion, gender or economic status.