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  • Maryland’s Immigration Court Crisis

    Underrepresentation of Immigrants   Syracuse University‘s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) released a report revealing a severe crisis in the immigration system, including Maryland’s, underscoring a significant decline in representation rates for immigrants facing removal proceedings. This alarming trend highlights the urgent need for more immigration attorneys…


  • Luminus honors Pride month

    This Pride Month, we wish to raise awareness of the global plight of some of our LGBTQIA+ neighbors and friends. Rainbow Railroad reports that in more than 60 nations globally, “same-sex intimacy remains criminalized, leaving countless lives in jeopardy.” The Williams Institute at UCLA’s School of Law clarifies,…


  • Asylum Seeking is a Human Right

    “Home” by Warsan Shire “no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well … no one leaves home until home is a sweaty voice in your…


  • Thank You to Long Reach High’s Lightning Leaders

    Thank you! Heartfelt gratitude to the student leaders at Long Reach High School for their generosity and community spirit. For the second year in a row, Luminus was grateful to receive a significant donation from the Lightning Leaders.    …


  • Luminus Celebrates AAPI Festival

    Congratulations to Howard County’s Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Commission and the Inner Arbor Trust for a wonderful event celebrating the richness and diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities here in central Maryland. We are especially proud of our coworker, Madiha Rahimi, who…


  • Luminus Supports HCPSS 5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearings

    Luminus staff have been greatly enjoying the privilege of supporting our community’s fifth grade students in their Simulated Congressional Hearing (SCH) activity. SCH is a unique program nationally wherein “students demonstrate their understanding of the founding of U.S. Constitution and the impact of its creation.” Source   We have…


  • Luminus Named Howard County Changemaker Challenge Finalist 

    https://www.beluminus.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Site-Changemaker-2024.mp4   Update: We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded $15,000 in the Changemaker Challenge!  Thank you so much to the staff, volunteers, Board members, and community who voted for us, cheered us on, and stands with us in this important work we do. You made…


  • Luminus Urges Maryland Legislators to Include Nonprofits in Maryland PORT Act

    Luminus Network for New Americans urges Maryland legislators to include nonprofits in the…


  • Luminus Congratulates HanGuk Art Center Korean Pop-Up Museum Ribbon Cutting

    Luminus staff were thrilled to attend the ribbon-cutting of the HanGuk Art Center Korean Pop-Up Museum hosted at the Howard County Welcome Center. More than 30 pieces of art, including pottery, painting, screens, artifacts, and books are on display and were curated by Ms. Mi Schill Kim, the…


  • Luminus Joins Women’s Giving Circle to Alleviate Period Poverty

    What is Period Poverty? Period Poverty is a harsh reality for many women, girls, and non-binary people around the world. It refers to the inability to afford or access menstrual products, leading to compromised hygiene, health issues, and even missed opportunities for education and work. The United Nations Population Fund…