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Meet Rob – LUM Interns


 

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 psychology 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, Rob will pursue a career in policy and leadership.

At LUM, Rob is an intern with the LUM Immigration Clinic and the Dream Team Fund.

 

Meet Evie – LUM Intern


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 in policy and administration.

At LUM, Evie is working as an intern with the LUM After School Program.

Happy Birthday to the Rev. Don Nead



At a grand reception at Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, this past weekend, the Rev. Don Nead celebrated his 90th Birthday with his friends and family.

Don Nead is a long-time friend of Lafayette Urban Ministry. He has been active with LUM since the time of its inception in 1972. Don has remained active in many ways including being one of the founding members of the LUM Dream Team Fund. The purpose of the fund is to support research and evaluation that will foster LUM’s goals and address its needs.

Join us in wishing the Rev. Don Nead a very happy birthday. Pictured with Don Nead (center) are the pastor at Central Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Lucia Oerter and Joe Micon, LUM executive director.

Happy 90th Birthday to Thomas Hull


Join us in celebrating the birthday of one of LUM’s dearest friends, Thomas Hull, who will be 90 years young this Saturday, April 22. He is a retired professor from Purdue University and lives in West Lafayette.

Tom and his late wife Peggy have been LUM supporters since the early 1970’s. Peggy was a member of Central Presbyterian, and Tom is a member of Lafayette Friends Meeting.

Tom served as the president of the LUM Board of Directors in 1976, 1978 & 1987.

Tom is a member of the “LUM Dream Team” — the group who worked to get LUM incorporated in 1972 and collaborated on a scholarly report (The Green Book, 1976) that serves as the model for LUM to this day. In 2015, he and three other LUM “founders” established the LUM Dream Team Fund to financially support future research projects relative to “urban ministries.”

As you can see, Tom Hull has had a remarkable impact on the founding, growth and sustainability of Lafayette Urban Ministry. Please join us in thanking him and wishing him a happy 90th birthday and a wonderful year. If you wish to send him a birthday message, please email him directly at pgfhull@comcast.net.

 

 

LUM Announces New “Dream Team” Research Fund

LUM Founders Donate $40,000 to Initiate “Dream Team” Research Program


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LUM Dream Team — the Rev. Don Nead, Thomas Hull Ph.D, the Rev. Ron Elly and James Davidson Ph.D

This week Lafayette Urban Ministry announced the creation of a new fund to support program-related research and evaluation at LUM — the LUM Dream Team Fund for Research and Evaluation. The LUM Dream Team members — James Davidson Ph.D, Thomas Hull Ph.D, the Rev. Don Nead, and the Rev. Ron Elly — were among the early planners and developers of what became the Lafayette Urban Ministry. In 1976, only four years after LUM was incorporated, these four individuals conducted a research study that led to the formation of the LUM board model of participating member churches, which is still in place today. (This study was funded by the Lilly Endowment.) Recently, the Dream Team gave a combined gift of $40,000 to LUM to start this new research program, whose purpose is to further research and evaluation to benefit the children and families served by the Lafayette Urban Ministry.

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Joe Micon, LUM executive director, with LUM Dream Team members: Thomas Hull, James Davidson & Don Nead

The new Lafayette Urban Ministry Dream Team Fund will support research and evaluation that will foster LUM’s goals and address its needs.  Research funded by this permanent fund will document societal-level, state-level and local-level trends in poverty, explain fluctuations in various types of poverty, give the LUM board the data needed to modify its policies and programs and show how participation in these programs impacts low-income people over time. The Dream Team Fund will allow LUM to subsidize original studies, secondary analyses and meta-analyses of societal trends related to the causes and consequences of poverty, the circumstances that foster poverty among individuals in our community (and other comparable communities), the effects poverty has on Hoosiers and their families, churches efforts to serve the poor and build a more just and equitable society, and the implications that theses analyses have on the policies and programs of LUM and its member churches.

If you wish to invest in this research, please consider a donation to the LUM Dream Team Fund for Research & Evaluation. To donate, click here: http://lumserve.org/donate.html.

Additional information on the LUM Dream Team Fund, please call or email:

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry
jmicon@lumserve.org
765-423-2691 office


To view the announcement of Lafayette Urban Ministry Dream Team Fund for Research & Evaluation with remarks from Joe Micon and Dr. James Davidson, click here:


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Dream Team Fund

LUM Announces New “Dream Team” Research Fund

LUM Founders Donate $40,000 to Initiate “Dream Team” Research Program


2014-09-17 Dream Team at Board Meeting 051 (2)
LUM Dream Team — the Rev. Don Nead, Thomas Hull Ph.D, the Rev. Ron Elly and James Davidson Ph.D

This week Lafayette Urban Ministry announced the creation of a new fund to support program-related research and evaluation at LUM — the LUM Dream Team Fund for Research and Evaluation. The LUM Dream Team members — James Davidson Ph.D, Thomas Hull Ph.D, the Rev. Don Nead, and the Rev. Ron Elly — were among the early planners and developers of what became the Lafayette Urban Ministry. In 1976, only four years after LUM was incorporated, these four individuals conducted a research study that led to the formation of the LUM board model of participating member churches, which is still in place today. (This study was funded by the Lilly Endowment.) Recently, the Dream Team gave a combined gift of $40,000 to LUM to start this new research program, whose purpose is to further research and evaluation to benefit the children and families served by the Lafayette Urban Ministry.

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Joe Micon, LUM executive director, with LUM Dream Team members: Thomas Hull, James Davidson & Don Nead

The new Lafayette Urban Ministry Dream Team Fund will support research and evaluation that will foster LUM’s goals and address its needs.  Research funded by this permanent fund will document societal-level, state-level and local-level trends in poverty, explain fluctuations in various types of poverty, give the LUM board the data needed to modify its policies and programs and show how participation in these programs impacts low-income people over time. The Dream Team Fund will allow LUM to subsidize original studies, secondary analyses and meta-analyses of societal trends related to the causes and consequences of poverty, the circumstances that foster poverty among individuals in our community (and other comparable communities), the effects poverty has on Hoosiers and their families, churches efforts to serve the poor and build a more just and equitable society, and the implications that theses analyses have on the policies and programs of LUM and its member churches.

If you wish to invest in this research, please consider a donation to the LUM Dream Team Fund for Research & Evaluation. To donate, click here: http://lumserve.org/donate.html.

Additional information on the LUM Dream Team Fund, please call or email:

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry
jmicon@lumserve.org
765-423-2691 office


To view the announcement of Lafayette Urban Ministry Dream Team Fund for Research & Evaluation with remarks from Joe Micon and Dr. James Davidson, click here:


 

 

LUM Founders Donate $40,000 to Initiate “Dream Team” Research Program

LUM Founders Donate $40,000 to Initiate “Dream Team” Research Program

2014-09-17 Dream Team at Board Meeting 051 (2)
LUM Dream Team — the Rev. Don Nead, Thomas Hull Ph.D, the Rev. Ron Elly and James Davidson Ph.D

Lafayette, IN — A combined gift of $40,000 has been made to the Lafayette Urban Ministry by the LUM Dream Team — James Davidson Ph.D, Thomas Hull Ph.D, the Rev. Don Nead, and the Rev. Ron Elly. The purpose of the gift is to further social scientific research to benefit the children and families served by the Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Please join us for the announcement of the new Lafayette Urban Ministry Dream Team Fund for Social Scientific Research, learn more details about what will be accomplished and when, and meet and interview each of the four Dream Team members whose legacy will be honored through this fund.

  • What: Announcement of LUM Dream Team Fund for Social Scientific Research
  • Date: Monday, January 12, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Place: LUM Ray Ewry Program Center (525 N. 4th Street, Lafayette)

These four individuals were among the early planners and developers of what became the Lafayette Urban Ministry.  Each 2014-09-17 Dream Team at Board Meeting 039 (2)contributed to publish a 1976 Lilly Endowment funded evaluation of LUM that resulted in the original LUM board model of participating member churches.  They were the early “dreamers” of LUM if you will.

The new Lafayette Urban Ministry Dream Team Fund for Social Scientific Research will support research and evaluation that will foster LUM’s goals and address its needs.  Research funded by this permanent fund will document societal-level, state-level and local-level trends in poverty, explain fluctuations in various types of poverty, allow LUM the data it needs to modify its policies and programs and show how participation in LUM programs impacts low-income people over time.

2014-09-17 Dream Team at Board Meeting 052 (2)

The Fund will allow LUM to subsidize original studies, secondary analyses and meta-analyses of societal trends related to the causes and consequences of poverty, the circumstances that foster poverty among individuals in our community and other communities like it, the effects poverty has on Hoosiers and their families, churches efforts to serve the poor and build a more just and equal society and the policy and/or program implications theses analyses have for LUM and its member churches.

Contact:
Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry
jmicon@lumserve.org
765-491-0127 mobile
765-423-2691 office