Retirement Celebration for Business Manager
Congratulations & Best Wishes to Tricia Sembroski
Tricia Sembroski was recently honored by her friends & colleagues on her retirement as the LUM Business Manager. The reception was a celebration of Tricia's incredible career. There was a light lunch, remarks, a song performed by Linda Hicks, and chocolate cake (Tricia's favorite).

Tricia has served as the LUM Business Manager since 2014 , and also has been a volunteer with the LUM Tax Assistance Program, the LUM Board of Directors’ treasurer & a frequent entertainer at LUM Follies . Tricia and her husband, Glenn, live in West Lafayette, are members of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, have a married daughter who has three children, and a son who lives in Springfield, Illinois. Glenn works in the physics department at Purdue. Tricia looks forward to a retirement filled with family, dancing, singing, writing, painting, and volunteering with LUM! {Pictured above L to R are Eileen Weiss, new LUM business manager, Tricia Sembroski, Joe Micon, LUM executive director & Gayle Koning, LUM assistant business manager.}

The LUM staff & board of directors wishes Tricia a wonderful retirement. More PHOTOS from Tricia's Retirement Reception may be found HERE .
5 th Quarter - Summer Daycare Has Begun
LUM 5 th Quarter Summer Learning Program 2018
Each year at this time the LUM childcare programs transition from after school care to full-day summer childcare. LUM After School Program concluded another successful year, and the LUM  5th Quarter Summer Learning Program  sessions have begun.

The LUM 5 th Quarter is offered Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and includes active learning, crafts and recreation, free lunch, and study trips. The summer childcare program is dedicated to closing the academic achievement gap for these students. Once the school year begins again in the Fall, the LUM students who may typically struggle academically will be better prepared than their peers because of 5 th Quarter’s focus on enriched and experiential learning.

If you wish to support the LUM 5 th  Quarter Summer Learning Program — you may make a  monetary donation and/or sponsor a field/study trip. For more information on 5 th  Quarter, click  HERE  or email Amanda Bajzatt at .
Meet the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Teachers
Teachers for LUM Summer Daycare Program
LUM is thrilled to introduce the teachers for the  5 th  Quarter Summer Learning Program .

Pictured (from L to R) with Amanda Bajzatt , LUM youth programs director, the teachers are as follows:
  • Renu Bhatia. Renu grew up in Indore, India and now lives in West Lafayette. She earned a BA in sociology from Sophia College in Mumbai, took several classes at Purdue, and is a Certified Pharmacy Technician.
  • Danny Pollitt. Danny is from Peoria, Illinois and lives in Lafayette. He has a Bachelor’s from Purdue in Social Studies Education, with minors in History & Political Science.
  • Derrick Williams-Bacon. Derrick is from West Lafayette. He earned a BS in Organizational Leadership & Supervision and a Master’s in Technology Education, both from Purdue.
What a dynamic and talented team of teachers! If you wish to support the LUM 5 th  Quarter Summer Learning Program — you may make a  monetary donation , sponsor a field/study trip and/or  donate snacks  and supplies. For more information, click  HERE  or email Amanda Bajzatt at .
Volunteers Needed - St. John's/LUM Food Pantry
Food Pantry Volunteers Needed in June
The St. John's/LUM Food Pantry (6th & Ferry Streets, Lafayette) needs volunteers for the summer months especially Monday mornings in June. Specific days and times that volunteers are needed are as follows:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
  • Saturdays, 12:45-3:15 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to work the Distribution Window, Check-in/Data entry, and pick up and deliver food (truck driver). A weekly commitment is requested. Volunteers may work 2.5 to 14.5 hours per week.

Please consider signing up for a few shifts this summer. Our community needs volunteers like you to offer this vital resource . For more information, click HERE or email Katy Travis, St. John's/LUM Food Pantry director at .
Be a Volunteer Camp Counselor - LUM Camp 2018
Make a Difference This Summer at LUM Camp
Would you, or someone you know, make a good  LUM Camp Counselor ?

LUM Camp is a week-long, over-night camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old.

Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old , enjoy working with children and be able to spend the entire week at camp. Counselors are needed from 11 a.m. Monday,  July 30  to 4 p.m. Friday,  August 3

For additional information, click  HERE PLEASE SHARE.