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LUM Citizenship Classes Have Started

The LUM Immigration Clinic has teamCitizenshipClassesed up with the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy to offer FREE Citizenship Classes which began THIS WEEK for persons interested in learning more about US history and government. Details are as follows:

  • Five-week session—NOW through – July 28
  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • Place: LARA, 1100 Elizabeth Street, Lafayette

While the series of classes is geared toward preparing permanent residents for the naturalization exam, anyone is welcome to attend.

culturalconnectionSpecial thanks to Cultural Connections—an invaluable partner to the Citizenship Classes for bringing refreshments, teaching classes, and offering support, advice and empathy to our participants. Pictured L to R representing Cultural Connections are Andrea Wallpe; Beata Ribeiro, teacher; and Deanna Brown, founder & director. For more information about Cultural Connections, email Deanna at deannab@frontiernet.com.


Volunteer Opportunities—LUM Immigration Clinic—Citizenship Classes

LUM Immigration Clinic is seeking additional volunteers to help pass out materials, engage students regarding discussion topics, and review vocabulary & civics questions in preparation for the naturalization interview. LUM is also seeking individuals/groups who might be willing to interact with students to provide refreshments during one or more of the classes. This is a great opportunity for church or civic groups to learn more about the naturalization process and to meet future citizens. Finally volunteers are needed to teach the next five-week session of classes which is tentatively scheduled to begin in October 2015. If interested you’re encouraged to attend and observe one of the August-September classes.

Please call or email Susan Brouillette if you have any questions or would like more information about the classes or any of the volunteer opportunities (765-423.2691 | sbroullette@lumserve.org).

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Cultural Exchange & Potluck Luncheon

Cultural Connections, Lafayette Adult Resource Academy and Lafayette Urban Ministry proudly present the

Cultural Exchange & Potluck Luncheon

Details are as follows:Immigration Clinic Logo IC

  • Date: Wednesday, April 27
  • Time: noon – 1 p.m.
  • Place: LARA., 1100 Elizabeth St # 3, Lafayette
  • FREE & open to the public

The luncheon will give native and non-native speakers a chance to make new friends, swap stories, share a meal and practice a second language (or maybe even a third).

Tables will be set up so that participants will be able to converse in small groups or as individuals. There will be prompts to encourage conversation as well as icebreaker games.

Participants are encouraged to bring a dish and to make a label with the cook’s first name, nationality, the name of the dish, the country where it originated.

RSVPs are preferred but not required.

Please call or email Susan Brouillette for more information or to RSVP (765-423-2691 | sbrouillette@lumserve.org).