Jay Nwachu, a Nigerian immigrant, helps New Americans and other entrepreneurs turn their ideas into successful, scalable businesses that benefit their communities.

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When she first came to the United States, Alexandra Kim struggled to navigate a new life in a new language. Now, she helps Korean immigrants bridge that same gap as a reporter for Chosun Ilbo USA.

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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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Seeking trusted community members to assist New Americans.

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Afghan Alliance

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

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Health Equity

Bettering the health of all immigrants through systematic change.

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Helping immigrants who are unable to pay rent due to COVID-19.

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Get in Touch

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

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