Outreach is an important part of the mission of LUM; and members of the LUM professional staff actively seek opportunities to educate people on issues relating to poverty, hunger and homelessness. Directors of the various LUM programs are well-informed on social and economic issues and would like to help raise awareness in the local community on critical issues affecting low-income families.

Staff members are available to speak to church, civic, and educational groups on a variety of topics. To make arrangements for a presentation, call or email LUM (765.423.2691 | lum@lumserve.org) or email the staff person directly.

Examples of possible topics and speakers are as follows:

  • The Campaign for Hoosier Families, an alliance of faith-based organizations in support of Indiana’s children and families. (Patti O’Callaghan, pocallaghan@lumserve.org)
  • The LUM Partnership: Touching the Future by Helping Children & Families Today (Wes Tillett, lum@lumserve.org)
  • Childhood Poverty in Greater Lafayette: Cause for Alarm, Opportunities to Serve
    (Wes Tillett, lum@lumserve.org)
  • The Faces of Poverty: Who are the Poor & Why? (Wes Tillett, lum@lumserve.org)
  • Women & Children in Poverty (Wes Tillett, lum@lumserve.org)
  • Homelessness: Reality and Myth (Jeffrey Auguste, jauguste@lumserve.org)
  • Immigration Issues (Christian Gallo, cgallo@lumserve.org)