Thank you!

We are deeply grateful to the Howard County Sponsors: Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland, Community Foundation of Howard County, the Women’s Giving Circle, and County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball, for providing grant funding, a finalist stipend, and coaching and mentoring to all the finalists.

Luminus' Legal Team Taking New Clients

Immigration laws and regulations can seem complicated. We are here to help you and your family understand your options and navigate the process. If you do not speak English, we will provide a professional, caring interpreter to assist you in communicating with our Legal staff.

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Matching Funds Available

Thanks to a generous Luminus donor, we have the opportunity to match every dollar donated in the next 30 days, up to $15,000. Please contribute now!

Luminus Warns Against Notario Fraud in Immigration

What is Notario Fraud?

Notario fraud happens when someone pretends to be a legal expert, like a lawyer, but they’re not.

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Luminus Joins Women's Giving Circle to Fight Period Poverty

We’re joining the Women’s Giving Circle’s Feminine Hygiene Products Drive and we need YOUR help to make it a success! Drop off your donations at 5999 Harpers Farm Rd #200E, Columbia, MD 21044, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm.

Luminus Earns Gold Seal of Transparency

Only 9% of nonprofit organizations hold a seal at all and we are proud to be among them. The Seal represents Luminus’ commitment to transparency and being a good steward of the funds that our donors invest in our mission.

Luminus Advocates for Immigrant Youth

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) offers a safeguard to immigrant youth in the United States facing unique challenges, including navigating life without parental support and making perilous journeys to this country alone. Luminus actively participates in the Coalition to End the SIJS Backlog, a project program under the National Immigration Project.

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We help New Americans shine.

America’s richness comes from its diversity, which has been shaped by generations of immigrants who bravely pursued their dreams. Then and now, as New Americans work to achieve those dreams and adapt to their new lives, they face unique challenges. Luminus helps to shine a light on these issues and to illuminate the path for immigrants.

For more than 40 years, Luminus has empowered New Americans by offering legal, social, and language services to help them achieve their goals. We also seek systematic changes that will better the lives of all immigrants. Based in Columbia, Maryland, we envision a community that welcomes immigrant neighbors, values their cultures, understands and addresses their needs, celebrates their achievements, and elevates their voices. Our dream is a bright future for all New Americans.

About Us

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Our Programs

Immigration Legal Services

Assisting you and your family as you navigate the immigration process.

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Family & Community Services

Connecting you to information and resources you need to navigate life in America.

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Employment Services

Promoting economic empowerment and stability, filling job gaps, and building a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Afghan Alliance

Meeting the urgent call to support and advocate for individuals and families fleeing Afghanistan.

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You can make a positive impact on the immigrant experience. Become a volunteer with Luminus and join us in welcoming new Americans.

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