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Port of Hope 2019 – Tremendous Success

Community Comes Together to Support the
LUM Immigration Clinic


The fourth annual Port of Hope fundraiser benefiting the LUM Immigration Clinic was another resounding success. Enthusiastic guests partnered with good food, lively music, hearty conversation, and thought provoking art to celebrate the diversity that is Greater Lafayette and our immigrant community. 
 
Many thanks to our sponsorsrestaurants, and donors. These businesses and individuals generously give to the Immigration Clinic, and we ask that you show them your support and let them know that you saw them at Port of Hope. Without the support of our sponsors, donors, and guests, paired with efforts of our tireless volunteers, this successful event would not be possible. To view more photos, click HERE.
 
With your help and the help of everyone who contributed, the Port of Hope is on track to raise more than $41,000. All funds raised support the continued mission of the Immigration Clinic. If you weren’t able to attend, your donation would still be greatly appreciated.
 

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Port of Hope – Tickets on Sale Now



Port of Hope is an exciting fundraising event in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic. The program includes hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, live music, a Market Place with unique experiences, and a cash bar.
Port of Hope details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 7
  • Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Place: Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette
  • Tickets: $50 per person – to purchase tickets, click HERE
  • Volunteer – to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/port-of-hope

If you are not able to attend you may make a donation directly to the LUM Immigration Clinic. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | immigration@lumserve.org).


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Port of Hope – Marketplace Items Announced


PORT of HOPE – fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic
Live Entertainment | Hors d’oeuvres | Marketplace | Cash Bar
Thursday, November 7 | 5:30-8 p.m.
Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main Street
$50 per person – must be 21 to attend


The 4th annual fundraiser for the LUM Immigration ClinicPort of Hope, has announced this year’s Marketplace items. Close to 200 experiences at 17 special events are available for purchase at the Port of Hope event or online ahead of time. Check out the list of Marketplace experiences and review the details of each online HERE.

To purchase spots in these Marketplace experiences, email PortofHope2019@yahoo.com.

For Marketplace details, click HERE.


Marketplace Items – Available NOW

  • AFGHANI DINNER
  • BISCOTTI, MADELEINES, GINGERSNAPS, OH MY!
  • CHRISTMAS BRUNCH at Acorn Bed & Breakfast
  • COOKIE BAKING & BRUNCH with JILL HARDEBECK
  • CREATE YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE with Cunningham Restaurant Group
  • From POLAND with LOVE
  • HOLIDAY TEA at Whittaker Inn
  • HOOLEY in the KITCHEN
  • ITALIAN DINNER – Confessions and Cannoli
  • LATINO DANCE PARTY
  • NIGHT OUT with Purdue Convocations and Maru Sushi
  • PIZZA, PIZZA!
  • PLAY with CLAY
  • Purdue DISCOVERY PARK TOUR
  • SPRINGTIME in PARIS – A French Dinner
  • Tippecanoe County COURTHOUSE TOUR with DINNER at Digby’s Pub & Patio
  • TREATS for YOUR SWEETS – Delivered on VALENTINES DAY

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the most exciting event of the season — Port of Hope. Tickets are limited, so purchase your tickets in advance.


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Seasonal Flavor #1 – Port of Hope

Immigration Clinic Fundraiser – November 7

Port of Hope is an exciting fundraising event in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic. The program includes hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, live music, a Market Place with unique experiences, and a cash bar.
Port of Hope details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 7
  • Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Place: Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette
  • Tickets: $50 per person – to purchase tickets, click HERE
  • Volunteer – to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/port-of-hope

If you are not able to attend you may make a donation directly to the LUM Immigration Clinic. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | immigration@lumserve.org).


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Seasonal Flavors

November & December Events at LUM

The Fall & Winter season is always exciting and busy at LUM. There is one community event, two fundraisers and a Christmas assistance program for local families. Please attend and support these programs if you are able. Donations and volunteers are most welcome. For information on the Fall & Winter events at LUM, click on the name of the event below.

For information on all LUM events, click HERE.


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LUM Spanish Conversation Tables – Begin Sept. 11

The LUM Immigration Clinic and Ayuda y Aprende, the Spanish Language Service Learning Program at Purdue, have teamed up to offer weekly Spanish Conversation Tables. Details are as follows:

  • Wednesdays – Sept. 11 through Nov. 13 from Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Location – LUM Office Conference Room
  • No Spanish language skills required – ideal for both beginners & those wanting to refresh their skills
  • FREE and open to the public – Limited to 30 participants
  • BYO lunch & bring a friend (optional)

Each conversation table will focus on a different topic such as shopping, communicating with a doctor, dining out, obtaining directions, etc. These sessions offer a wonderful opportunity for individuals wishing to connect with their Spanish speaking neighbors. Staff, volunteers and congregants from member churches are encouraged to take advantage of these sessions.

For more information, email or call Susan Brouillette (sbrouillette@lumserve.org | 765.423.2691) — or click HERE.

Esperamos verle allí.

State Rep. Klinker Honors the Rev. Susan Brouillette

Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker recently presented the Rev. Susan Brouillette with a proclamation from the Indiana General Assembly. It states,   

“Be it hereby known & proclaimed that Susan Brouillette is commemorated upon receiving the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Five-Year Service Award.”  

The Rev. Susan Brouillette is the founding director of the LUM Immigration Clinic, which began offering assistance in 2014. Last year, 111 individuals received assistance with the immigration process and 23 with naturalization applications; 31 participated in Citizenship Classes; and eight individuals participated in Spanish Conversation Tables.

Congratulations to Susan and the entire LUM Immigration Clinic team.


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LUM Immigration Clinic Needs Volunteers

Staff an Information Table at an Upcoming Event
The LUM Immigration Clinic needs volunteers to attend and staff an information table, answer questions and share information with attendees. The upcoming events are as follows:
  • OUTfest, Saturday, August 17, 3:30 – 9:30 p.m. (2.5 hour shifts)
  • Hanna Fest, Monday, September 2 (Labor Day), 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. (2.5 hour shifts)
  • Rainbow Callout, Wednesday, September 11, 5:50 p.m. – 8 p.m. (1-1.5 hour shifts)
  • Latino Festival, Saturday, September 14, 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (2 hour shifts)
  • Global Fest, Saturday, September 21, 11:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (2 hour shifts)
Please consider volunteering at one or more of these events and supporting the LUM Immigration Clinic. Please share with others.
 
For more information or to sign up online, please click HERE.
 

LUM-LARA Offers Citizenship Classes

{Pictured above from Left to right: (top row) Brenda Weiner, Arturo, Ambrose Ringor; (second row) Jim Beaver, Susan Brouillette, Pam Ringor, Cindy Rice, (third row) Lupita Leon, Yi “Elaine” Ling, Beata Ribeiro.}


Since 2015, the LUM Immigration Clinic and LARA (Lafayette Adult Resource Academy) have offered free naturalization classes. The LUM-LARA Citizenship Classes also receive technical and material support from the Ackerman Center for Democracy at Purdue University. The Ackerman Center has provided textbooks and other resources for the classroom in addition to providing volunteer teachers with additional learning tools.
 
During the five week session, students learn about U.S history and government in preparation for their naturalization exam. All of the students who took the Spring class have either filed for naturalization or expressed they will be applying within the next six months.
 
Volunteers Karen Countryman and Scott Frankenberger coordinate the LUM/LARA Citizenship classes and are assisted by volunteer teachers Jim Beaver, Beata Ribeiro, Eileen Arthur, Michael Brouillette, Jim Altepeter, Kris Tiffany, Charlene Watson, Pat Garrott, Laura Farkas, and Andrea Wallpe. In addition, students are welcomed by many volunteers who assist teachers and provide refreshments.
 
Summer citizenship classes will continue through August 15. Classes meet at LARA on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon till 2:30 p.m. We still need volunteers to sign up to bring refreshments as well as assist teachers. Click HERE to view the sign up sheet.
 

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LUM Immigration Clinic Needs YOU!

LUM Immigration Clinic is now looking for volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include legal administrative assistants, translators, fundraising and special projects volunteers, and social media correspondents. We also need teaching assistants and refreshment hosts for our citizenship classes.
 
Accredited representative Mary Tilden shared the following about her reasons for volunteering with the LUM Immigration Clinic:
 
“Volunteering with the immigration clinic is rewarding because I see the relief and happiness that results from changed lives. LUM Immigration Clinic is the only agency to provide these services at affordable rates in our area.” 
 
Please contact Susan Brouillette at sbrouillette@lumserve.org for more information. Please be sure to include your contact information and indicate what opportunities interest you.
 

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