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Daybreak Rotary—Good Community Partners

Recently, Joe Micon, LUM executive director, was invited to give the keynote address at the Annual Meeting of the Daybreak Rotary Club.
 
Throughout the year, the members of Daybreak Rotary are very generous to LUM — providing meals at the LUM Emergency Shelter twice each month, supporting the LUM shelter financially, giving to Hunger Hike and providing a LUM Camp campership.
 
Pictured L to R are Lynn Beck, Daybreak Rotary president, Joe Micon & Carl Schwamberger, Rotary member & LUM Board member.

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.


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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


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).


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Immigration Clinic Citizenship Classes – Start in April


Teachers Meet to Plan Spring Curriculum


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. Spring session classes begin on April 10, and are held twice a week until May 10. 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, bring refreshments and provide child care. 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.


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{Pictured L to R: Standing – Phil VanFossen, Director, Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship; Anne Murphy-Kline, Assistant Director, Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship; Andrea Wallpe; Jim Beaver; Jim Altepeter; Karen Countryman, Citizenship Classes Coordinator; Matt Grove; Susan Brouillette; and Michael Brouillette; Seated – Charlene Watson, Ted Springer, Beata Ribeiro, and Scott Frankenberger; Not Pictured – Eileen Arthur, Kris Tiffany, Margaret Hass, and Pat Garrott}


Ackerman Center Supports Immigration Clinic


Ackerman Center Donates Books to LUM Citizenship Classes

LUM Immigration Clinic has partnered with the James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship at Purdue University.

The director of the Ackerman Center, Dr. Phil VanFossen, and assistant director, Anne Murphy-Kline, generously donated teachers manuals, world maps, and 50 textbooks to the LUM Citizenship Classes. This donation will provide each student and each teacher their own books to use during the course. Additionally, Anne Murphy-Kline has been working with the volunteer teaching staff to provide a framework from which teachers can plan their lessons. The research-based methods will promote greater comprehension and retention of the course material. Last but not least, the Ackerman Center is enabling LUM to qualify for a USCIS Citizenship & Assimilation Grant, getting us closer to possibly receiving thousands of dollars in additional funding. Nancy Clark, the LUM Citizenship Classes volunteer coordinator, stated, “This partnership between the Ackerman Center and the Citizenship program at LUM will definitely facilitate the students’ path to a successful completion of this program.

{Pictured above L to R: Nancy Clark, Phil VanFossen & Anne Murphy-Kline}


The LUM Immigration Clinic with the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy offers free Citizenship Classes – NOW through August 10, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Volunteers are needed to teach, bring refreshments and provide child care. Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed. To sign up to volunteer, click HERE. For more information about LUM Citizenship Classes, click HERE.


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LUM Emergency Shelter Needs Bath Towels

towelsThe LUM Emergency Shelter needs bath towels. New, white, 100% cotton, bath-size towels are preferred. Please consider a gift of towels today.

Cash donations allow LUM to purchased what is needed, when it’s needed, but donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. This holiday season instead of a gift exchange consider asking your party guests to bring items for LUM — and make a donation as a group.


If you wish to donate items to LUM, check out the LUM wish list — click HERE.

Items on the wish list are listed by “need” and also by program (Shelter, After School Program, Thanksgiving Dinner, Jubilee Christmas, Food Pantry, etc.). You may either ship or drop off items to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901) M-F, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please email or call us if you have any questions (lum@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691). And Thanks.


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Daybreak Rotary—Good Community Partners


Daybreak Rotary


At the most recent Annual Meeting of the Daybreak Rotary, LUM was presented with a $500 gift from their membership. Throughout the year, the members of Daybreak Rotary are very generous to LUM — providing meals at the LUM shelter twice each month, supporting the LUM shelter financially, and providing a LUM Camp campership.

Thanks to the members of Daybreak Rotary for their continued support of LUM.


Pictured above are David Strand, Daybreak Rotary president and Linda Hick, LUM office manager.