Portfolio Member

Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative, Inc. 

Southeastern Wisconsin

In 2002, Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative, Inc. (LUMIN) was created to address the weakened state of Lutheran education in Milwaukee’s urban community. Since that time, the organization has developed a network structure of strong back-office support, a rigorous and consistent academic program, deep character and spiritual formation through a faith-based education program and a comprehensive set of student and family supports. It has grown to a network of five high performing K-8 schools across southeastern Wisconsin serving more than 1,200 low-income students and their families. In the summer of 2018, LUMIN leadership began a strategic planning process to consider future growth of the organization’s network of schools. The resulting plan outlines the creation of four new schools in Southeastern Wisconsin over the next seven years. The Drexel Fund is supporting LUMIN’s growth to seven schools.