Join the "Spanish" Conversation - Weekly
Spanish Conversation Tables: Jan. 30 - April 10
LUM Immigration Clinic  in partnership with Ayuda y Aprende offers  Spanish Conversation Tables , a weekly, lunch-time series — free and open to the public . The weekly program has returned for the Spring semester and is meeting each Wednesday from Noon to 1:00 p.m . in the LUM Office conference room (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette) from Wednesday, January 30 through Wednesday, April 10 .

Lifelong learners will gather each week during their lunch hour to learn and improve their conversational Spanish — and connect with their Spanish speaking neighbors. Participants are encouraged to bring along a friend and a brown bag lunch. Esperamos verle allí. For more information, email Susan Brouillette ( sbrouillette@lumserve.org ) or click  HERE .
LUM Follies 2019 - Save the Date
Support Local Families in Crisis - Attend Follies
Save the Date for the 8th annual  LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies . The event is a lighthearted evening of fine dining, entertainment, fun & good company — filled with delightful surprises. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from this event go to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund , an emergency financial assistance program that supports local families.  LUM Follies’ Details  and Schedule are as follows:
  • Friday, May 3, 2019
  • St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 4703 N 50 W, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Price: $50 per person; $400 per table (max. 8)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Reception & Silent Auction; 6:30 p.m. — Dinner; 7:30 p.m. — Follies Entertainment

Make your reservations ($50 per person; $400 per table) online  HERE  or by calling 765-423-2691. If you wish to be an Event Sponsor , email or call us.
2019 LUM Events - Mark Your Calendars
Additional LUM dates to put in your calendar are as follows:

TONIGHT - Dorothy Day Lecture - FREE
Featuring BC Professor - Dr. Hosffman Ospino
This year's Dorothy Day Lecture will be given by author & educator, Hosffman Ospino , PhD, Associate Professor of Hispanic Ministry & Religious Education, Boston College, School of Theology & Ministry. Ospino's talk is entitled: Practicing Justice, Building Communion: American Catholicism’s Moral Imperative to Embrace Its Hispanic & Latino Identity . Dorothy Day Lecture d etails are as follows:
  • Date: TONIGHT - Thursday, January 24
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Place: Newman Hall, St. Thomas Aquinas Center, 535 W State Street, West Lafayette
  • FREE and open to the public
  • Sponsors: St. Thomas Aquinas - the Catholic Center at Purdue, Aquinas Foundation, Metanexus Fund, and Lewis Family Foundation
LUM Participates in "The Hunger Summit"
Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director, Serves on Panel
This morning at the Temple Israel in West Lafayette, Joe Micon, LUM executive director, served on a panel at The Hunger Summit.

The Hunger Summit was moderated by Mitch Davis from Hunger Free Indiana. Panelists included representatives from local and state food banks and agencies as well as health and nutrition educators. In attendance were concerned citizens, the mayors of Lafayette & West Lafayette, a Tippecanoe County commissioner, several faith leaders, food pantry directors and local agency representatives. The dialogue was lively and focused on hunger and food instability in Tippecanoe County. The participants were encouraged to ask questions and offer ideas for innovation and improvements to current programs and services. One important conversation was related to how the government shutdown has impacted food banks and food assistance programs for local families, including families served by Lafayette Urban Ministry .
LUM Director Pursues HVAC/EPA Certification
Nate Gick Enrolled in HVAC Maintenance Program
Nate Gick, the LUM Maintenance Director, was recently accepted into the HVAC Maintenance Technology Program at the AC/C Tech - Indianapolis. Starting next week, Nate will be taking classes at their satellite location in Williamsport in electric & gas furnace maintenance, EPA technician certification, AC & heat pump maintenance and electricity. He will complete 200 hours of training, 110 hours of online training, 40 hours of in-field training with an instructor, and 50 hours of on-the-job training. Nate will then be awarded a Technical Certificate in HVAC Maintenance Technology, and EPA Technician Certification. This training will have an immediate positive impact at LUM as Nate continues to maintain & clean all of the LUM properties. LUM is proud of Nate for taking the initiative and getting accepted in this program and wish him luck as he begins his training.