LUM Students Learn About Crime Prevention
Sergeant O'Shields Visits LUM After School Program
Last week, the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program were visited by Sergeant Ian O'Sheilds of the Lafayette Police Department . As part of LPD Crime Prevention & Community Outreach, Sgt. O'Sheilds worked with the students to understand and learn more about "personal safety and emotional intelligence around school based violence." It was a interactive and fun program and the students learned about many important issues facing students today. Thank you to Sgt. O'Sheilds and the Lafayette Police Department for sharing this program with the LUM students.

The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for children in Kindergarten to 8th grade. The program serves up to 80 children from all elementary & middle schools in Tippecanoe County for three hours each school-day afternoon, enabling their parents to finish their workday. The children are transported from their schools to the LUM After School Program at Central Presbyterian Church — where they work on homework, have a nutritious snack, and participate in crafts, music, and other fun recreational and educational activities. The program is staffed by a professionally trained educator, teacher’s aides, interns and volunteers.
LUM Citizenship Classes Thanks Ackerman Center
Final LUM Citizenship Class of Spring Semester
Another semester of the LUM Citizenship Classes ended last week. The LUM Immigration Clinic partners with the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy to offer free Citizenship Classes for anyone interested in learning more about US history and government.

Special thanks to the James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship at Purdue University for supplying the textbooks, maps & teacher’s manual and for also consulting on the development of the lesson plans. Thanks to each of the organizations and churches that supplied refreshments — and special thanks to all of our skilled, volunteer teachers and teachers aides especially Karen Countryman & Scott Frankenberger. LUM is grateful for the partnership with LARA and the Ackerman Center. To see more LUM Citizenship Classes PHOTOS, click HERE.

LUM Citizenship Classes are offered three times a year — and the next series starts in July. For more information about the LUM Immigration Clinic & Citizenship Classes, click HERE or call or email Susan Brouillette (765-423.2691 | sbrouillette@lumserve.org).
LUM Tax Assistance - Tremendous Positive Impact
LUM Tax Assistance Volunteers Reflect & Celebrate
Each year, LUM offers FREE Income Tax Preparation Assistance for eligible, low-income households and individuals who reside in Tippecanoe County. The volunteers and staff who have been working with this year’s LUM  Tax Assistance Program  met for lunch at Walt's Pub & Grill today to reflect & celebrate another successful year. Some interesting statistics about this year’s LUM Tax Assistance Program are as follows:

  • $906,444 – Total Refunds
  • $811,362 – Total Federal Refunds; $95,082 – Total State Refunds
  • 522 – Income Tax Returns filed
  • $253,200 – Total in Earned Income Credit
  • $20,502 – Average Adjusted Gross Income

Attending the celebratory lunch (pictured L to R) were Joe Micon, LUM executive director; Patti O’Callaghan; Andrea Schmidt; Rob Patrick; Ben Murphy, Tax Assistant Program director; and Ron Smith.
Thanks & Best Wishes to LUM Spring Interns
LUM Interns - Valuable Resource to LUM
Special THANK YOU to all of the LUM Interns for their valuable contributions this past Spring semester. Best wishes to all of our interns.

Interns allow LUM to serve our students, clients and guests with increased efficiency and innovation.

Thanks also to Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University and the IU School of Social Work for trusting LUM with the education and supervision of their talented intern students.
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.