LUM Citizenship Classes - Preparation Has Begun
Fall Session Starts Tuesday, September 4
The  LUM  Immigration Clinic  in collaboration with Lafayette Adult Resource Academy will offer free  Citizenship Classes  for persons interested in learning more about US history and government. Fall session classes begin on September 4 , and are held twice a week until October 4. LUM Citizenship Classes are coordinated by Karen Countryman with assistance from Scott Frankenberger.

Karen & Scott met with the volunteer teachers for the LUM  Citizenship Classes  this week to prepare the curriculum. The James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship at Purdue University donated textbooks, maps & teacher’s manual and also assists with developing the framework for the lesson plans. This program could not be offered without these talented volunteer teachers. Volunteers are needed to teach and bring refreshments. Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed.

LUM is grateful for the partnership with LARA and the Ackerman Center. For more information about how to volunteer, click  HERE .
Pictured above L to R
Standing: Kris Tiffany; Phil VanFossen, Director, Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship; Anne Murphy-Kline, Assistant Director, Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship; Jim Beaver; Sarah MacLeod; Margaret Hass; Eileen Arthur & Karen Countryman, Citizenship Classes Coordinator.
Seated: Charlene Watson, Beata Ribeiro, Jim Altepeter & Scott Frankenberger
Not Pictured: Michael Brouillette, Pat Garrott, Ted Springer & Susan Brouillette, LUM Immigration Clinic director
Hunger Hike 2018 - Only 24 Days To Go
Fighting Hunger with Our Hearts & Soles
| Hunger Hike - Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 | Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 | Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |
Hunger Hike 2018 is less than a month away but you have plenty of time to get started and participate.

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike .
Go to hungerhike.org for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger through the good work of sponsoring organizations — Lafa yette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas .

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift , click HERE .

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike . If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org , call  765-423-2691 or go to hungerhike.org . Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!
Meet the LUM Interns
Evie Griffin & Rob Krasa - LUM Interns
Evie Griffin — LUM Intern

Originally from Estonia, Evie grew up in Marion County and now lives in Cutler, Indiana with her husband of seven years, Timothy, and their 15-month old son. She is a naturalized US citizen. After graduating from high school, Evie enlisted in the US Marine Corp, where she met her husband, and served for five years in various locations including southeast Asia. She earned a bachelor's degree in social work from IUPUI and is currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at the Indiana University School of Social Work (Indianapolis). Upon graduation in 2019, Evie will pursue a career working with policy and administration.

At LUM, Evie is working as an intern with the LUM After School Program.
Robert Krasa — LUM Intern

Rob is from Toledo, Ohio and now lives in Lafayette with his wife, Jessie, who also grew up in Toledo. He earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Toledo and and is currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at the Indiana University School of Social Work (Indianapolis). Before pursuing his Master of Social Work, Rob worked for nine years in community mental health counseling and group program development. Upon graduation in 2019, he will pursue a career in policy and leadership.

At LUM, Rob is an intern with the LUM Immigration Clinic and the Dream Team Fund.
Drivers Needed - St. John's/LUM Food Pantry
Drivers Needed to Pick Up, Deliver & Unload Food
The  St. John's/LUM Food Pantry is in need of drivers. Drivers must be able to lift food items, have a valid driver's license in good standing, and have access to a pick-up truck, large SUV or minivan. 
Duties are as follows:

Monday Driver
  • Needed first Monday of each month
  • Arrive at Food Finders Food Bank (1210 N 10th Street, Lafayette) between 12:30 - 1 p.m.
  • Pick-up small order and any other free items you deem appropriate 
  • Drive food to St. John's/LUM Food Pantry (600 Ferry Street, Lafayette), unload food, and take banana boxes back to Food Finders Food Bank
  • Usually done by 2 p.m.

Wednesday Driver
  • Needed first and/or third Wednesday of each month
  • Arrive at St. John's/LUM Food Pantry (600 Ferry Street, Lafayette) at 1:30 p.m.
  • Unload items from delivery truck
  • Load up & drive banana boxes back to Food Finders Food Bank (1210 N 10th Street, Lafayette)
  • Usually done by 2:30 p.m. 

St. Tom's Driver
  • Needed first Monday of each month at 11 a.m.
  • Pick-up food at St. Thomas Aquinas Church (535 W State Street, West Lafayette) at 11 a.m.
  • Bring to St. John's/LUM Food Pantry (600 Ferry Street, Lafayette)
  • Load into the back for volunteers to weigh and put away at another time

For more information, please email Katy Travis at foodpantryadmin@stjohns-laf.org .