Category Archives: 5th Quarter

Meet the LUM After School Program Team


62 Students| K – 8th Grade | 3 Hours Per Day

LUM is proud to introduce the talented LUM After School Program team. Led by Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Programs director, the LUM teachers do an incredible job of caring for and educating the LUM students each weekday afternoon, especially during the COVID-19 surge. This school year 62 students are enrolled from all over Tippecanoe County. The 2022 ASP teachers are as follows:

KRISTI Hogue grew up in Logansport and currently lives in Lafayette with Jeff, her husband of 27 years, and their children, Jaedren (14) and Maekenna (10), who have been enrolled in the LUM After School & summer programs for the past few years. Her oldest daughter, Taelynn (21), also lives and works in the Lafayette area, and has volunteered, sharing art ideas and homework help. Kristi graduated from Logansport High School, earned a BS in Child Development & Family Studies from Purdue University, and is a member of the National After School Association. She has worked with children and families as a career for nearly 30 years and enjoys continuing to learn and grow with LUM Youth Programs. Thanks to LUM and Indiana’s TEACH Scholarship program, she started her Master’s in Education focused on Early Childhood Education and a Graduate Certificate in Autism this semester at Ball State.

LUM is fortunate and grateful to have these dedicated teachers on the ASP Team.

Please consider investing in or volunteering with the After School Program – the LUM students need you.


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Community Foundation Lunch & Learn


LUM Hosts “Nonprofit Spotlight” In-person Lunch

Lafayette Urban Ministry was honored to be the first local agency invited to participate in the Nonprofit Spotlight in-person “lunch & learn” coordinated by The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette. LUM was pleased to host this event at the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center. Lafayette Urban Ministry’s director, Wes Tillett, provided an overview of the good work LUM is doing in our community and gave a tour of the youth center and shelter. In attendance were CFGL donors who have established endowments, Legacy Society members, board members including development and grants committee members, and staff members from CFGL and LUM.

LUM appreciates this recognition and opportunity to share how LUM is working to “tackle basic human needs and uplift the people of Greater Lafayette” with our friends at The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette.

November – Poinsettia Plants & Pizza Parties

Poinsettia Plant Sale
Order by Tuesday (Nov. 9)

Order all of your holiday Poinsettia Plants NOW — and support the LUM Youth Programs including the After School Program. They are great as gifts for family & customers and for decorating your home, business or church.

ORDER by THIS Tuesday, November 9

  • Email Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Program director at khogue@LUMserve.org
  • Include quantity & colors (Red, Pink, White, Marble & Jingle Bells)

PAY – $12 per plant — in person with cash or check — or online HERE

Poinsettia plants are 14-18 inches tall with a decorative pot and grown in Indiana. Poinsettia plants will available for pick up at LUM on Wednesday, December 1.

Azzip Pizza Fundraiser
NOW thru November 30

LUM is teaming up with Azzip Pizza in the Pot of Dough Fundraiser NOW through November 30. Order pizza & scan the barcode below or use online code 303070 — and LUM Youth Programs gets 5% of your entire purchase. Plan a pizza party today and benefit LUM students.

Eat Pizza & Benefit LUM – Now through November

Azzip Pizza – 105 Farabee Drive S, Lafayette, IN

Join us at Azzip Pizza (105 Farabee Drive S, Lafayette, IN) NOW through November 30 — and the LUM After School Program gets 5% of all orders, if you present this COUPON, use the online code or scan the barcode (pictured below). It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Azzip Pizza or Salad, and don’t forget to get Zip Sticks, Garlic Cheese Sticks, cookies, and a drink — and LUM gets 5%.


This Pot of Gold fundraiser continues through the end of November, and LUM gets 5%. Help us “raise dough” for LUM Youth Programs.

Poinsettia Plants for Sale For the Kids

Fundraiser for the LUM Youth Programs

Order all of your holiday Poinsettia Plants NOW — and support the LUM Youth Programs including the After School Program. They are great as gifts for family & customers and for decorating your home, business or church. Details are as follows:

  • Colors: Red, Pink, White, Marble & Jingle Bells
  • $12 per plant
  • Indiana grown
  • 14-18″ tall, poinsettia with decorative pot cover

Orders & payments are due by Tuesday, November 9. You may pick up your order on Wednesday, December 1 at the LUM Ray Ewry Center, 525 N 4th St., Lafayette, IN

Ordering Steps:

  1. EMAIL – Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Programs director with your order (include quantities & colors – Red, Pink, White, Marble & Jingle Bells)
  2. PAY – $12 per plant – make your payment by check — or by credit card or PayPal by clicking the link below

“Socks for Shelter” to Benefit LUM Shelter


United Steelworkers Local 115 – Collecting Socks

The United Steelworkers Local 115 has selected the LUM Emergency Shelter as one of the recipients of their Socks for Shelter donation drive.
The Local 115 has placed collection bins in local Lafayette businesses. New socks will be collected NOW thru Friday, December 10, at the following locations:

  • United Steelworkers Local 115 – Union Hall
  • IBEW 668 – Union Hall
  • Riehle’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, Magoo’s Pub and Pizza, or Riehle’s Filling Station
  • Arconic – for employees only

Join us in thanking the United Steelworkers Local 115 members for choosing LUM as the recipient of this wonderful gift. Please support the Socks for Shelter campaign and the LUM Emergency Shelter. {Pictured above: front row – Scott Wolendowski, USW vice president and Susie Bending, USW recording secretary; back row – Spencer Buchanan, USW president.}

Eat Pizza & Benefit LUM – Now through November

Azzip Pizza – 105 Farabee Drive S, Lafayette, IN

Join us at Azzip Pizza (105 Farabee Drive S, Lafayette, IN) October 25-27 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) — and the LUM After School Program gets 20% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured). It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Azzip Pizza or Salad, and don’t forget to get Zip Sticks, Garlic Cheese Sticks, cookies, and a drink — and LUM gets 20%.

All other times — LUM gets 5%. Simply use the coupons below.


This Pot of Gold fundraiser continues through the end of November, and LUM gets 20% THIS Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, and October 25-27. All other days, LUM gets 5%. Help us “raise dough” for LUM Youth Programs.

Eat Pizza & Benefit LUM – Now through November

Azzip Pizza – 105 Farabee Drive S, Lafayette, IN

Join us at Azzip Pizza (105 Farabee Drive S, Lafayette, IN) September 13-15 (THIS Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) — and the LUM After School Program gets 20% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured). It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Azzip Pizza or Salad, and don’t forget to get Zip Sticks, Garlic Cheese Sticks, cookies, and a drink — and LUM gets 20%.


This Pot of Gold fundraiser continues through the end of November, and LUM gets 20% THIS Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, and October 25-27. All other days, LUM gets 5%. Help us “raise dough” for LUM Youth Programs.

Starbucks Food Share Program Benefits LUM

LUM Students, Clients and Guests Enjoy Starbucks

The newest Starbucks in Tippecanoe County (2718 US-52, West Lafayette, IN) has selected Lafayette Urban Ministry as their food share recipient. Starbucks is committed to hunger relief through their national-wide food share program. At the end of each day, Starbucks partners collect surplus pastries and fresh food to donate to agencies like LUM. {Pictured with part of this week’s donation are Starbucks partners Bayleigh, Ava & Sarah Beth.}

These food items are a blessing to LUM. LUM program directors have been using these items as snacks for the After School Program students, as meals at the Emergency Shelter, and as a choice for the Food Pantry clients. So far, there has been zero food waste — ALL of the food items have been given to LUM students, clients or guests.

Next time you visit this West Lafayette Starbucks, say THANKS for LUM.

Meet the LUM After School Program Team


62 Students| K – 8th Grade | 3 Hours Per Day

LUM is thrilled to introduce the LUM After School Program team. What a talented and caring team! Led by Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Programs director, the LUM teachers are assisted each afternoon by volunteers.


Kristi Hogue – Kristi grew up in Logansport and currently lives in Lafayette with Jeff, her husband of 27 years, and their children, Jaedren (14) and Maekenna (9).  Her oldest daughter, Taelynn (21), also lives and works in the Lafayette area, and has volunteered, sharing art ideas and homework help.  Jaedren & Maekenna have been enrolled in the LUM after school & summer programs for the past few years, and Maekenna continues to attend. Kristi graduated from Logansport High School, earned a BS in Child Development & Family Studies from Purdue University, and is a member of the National After School Association.  She has worked with children and families as a career for nearly 30 years, and enjoys continuing to learn and grow with LUM Youth Programs.

Carleigh Bennett –  Carleigh grew up and still lives in Lafayette. She currently lives with her sister and newborn niece. She graduated from Jefferson High School, and plans to begin taking classes at Ivy Tech Community College soon.

Mady Lester – Mady grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her husband. She graduated from Jefferson High School, earned her associates degree in Human Services at Ivy Tech Community College, and earned a BSW with distinction from IUPUI in May 2021. Mady is currently working on her MSW at the IU School of School Work, and is interning at the Lafayette School Corporation.

Breanne Stewart – Breanne grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her two children, Faythe (first year in high school) and Gabriel (Kindergarten). She graduated from Faith Christian High School and earned her associates degree in Human Services at Ivy Tech Community College in May 2021.

Tabatha Volpi – Tabby grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her husband, Matthew, and their two children, ages 7 & 9. She graduated from Jefferson High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University. During the school year, Tabby also works for the Lafayette School Corporation.


In 202083 children were enrolled in the LUM After School Program; and in 2021, 89 children were enrolled, including 62 students this fall.

Please consider investing in or volunteering with the After School Program – the LUM students need you.


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