The Most Fundamental Gesture of Love and Respect

Dear Friends,

Can you remember someone special from your childhood who made an impact on who you are today?

For Lumin alumna Emy SoRelle that person is Ms. Gwen. For almost 30 years, Ms. Gwen has worked in Lumin’s After- and Before-School Care (ABC) program. ABC gives Lumin’s parents a safe and productive place to send their children at the end of the school day.

We open our doors at 7:00 a.m.—an hour before classes begin. And we stay late — until 6:00 p.m. — so working parents have time to provide for their families.

As an alumna, Emy is more familiar than most with how beneficial ABC is to our families. She remembers Ms. Gwen guiding her and her friends through various activities like reading and painting.

These activities were fun for Emy, but more important were the personal habits and lessons on character. She describes those early experiences in ABC as invaluable.

“Because of Ms. Gwen and the foundational skills I learned, it gave me confidence in myself and my ability to succeed,” recalled Emy.

Through ABC, the lessons of Lumin’s classrooms extend to the time of day when children are most susceptible to negative influences and boredom. For some children, that’s four more hours of learning with us!

ABC was created because families needed a safe and affordable place for their children to go after school. Today that is still a number one priority for working parents—and we need your support to help pay for trained and caring staff like Ms. Gwen in order to continue meeting this need.

Would you make a donation today in honor of that special someone who influenced you as a child?

We would be glad to acknowledge your gift for that person in our annual newsletter this summer. But more importantly, our many families, who already pay on a sliding-scale based on what they can afford, will have a nurturing environment for their kids during the before and after school hours. Click here to give your gift today!


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Terry N. Ford
Executive Director


“Remembering people is the most fundamental gesture of love and respect.” – Tom Reiss



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Scholars Program Honors Three Lumin Alums

Congratulations are in order for Lumin East Dallas Community School alums King Cohen (2011), Raphael Sandoval (2011) and Elias Saucedo (2009)! The three each received the 2017 Scholar Award during the Dallas ISD Scholars Program recognition ceremony held on March 30th. They were honored for their academic excellence and college readiness.

As a part of the Dallas ISD Scholars program, Cohen, Sandoval and Saucedo will receive support in their pursuit towards National Merit ® Scholarships and invitation to PSAT prep sessions and other events.

The Dallas ISD Scholars program recognizes students in the 7th – 12th grade who have scored in the 95 percentile on the STAAR reading or math test, or in the 95 percentile on the PSAT/NMSQT.

Please join us in congratulating our beloved alums, King Cohen, Raphael Sandoval and Elias Saucedo!

Congratulations guys!


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#LuminIntheNews: Dallas Morning News Editorial Features Lumin Education

Lumin Education was recently featured in the Dallas Morning News Editorial entitled ” What this Bachman Lake haven can teach each of us about pre-K education.”

The article highlights Lumin Bachman Lake Community School’s unique approach to early childhood education in the Bachman Lake area.  Read the article in it’s entirety, here.

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The 2017 – 2018 Enrollment Application Period Is Jan. 10 – Feb. 23, APPLY TODAY!

Lumin Education has established January 10 – February 23 as the application period for students interested in enrolling for the 2017 – 2018 school year! Visit one of our campuses today to complete and submit your application packet!

Admission is done by a lottery drawing from applications submitted during the “designated application period.” Each child is given a number and names are drawn randomly for each age category. Once all openings have been filled, a waiting list is developed by lottery from the remaining applications submitted during the designated application period. Applications received after February 23 at 2 p.m. are accepted and placed on the waiting list behind applications submitted during the designated application period.

* It is very important that we receive your completed application during the designated time period. Unless your child is currently enrolled, you will need to turn in a new application for the 2017 – 2018 school year.


One application applies to all schools. You may express preference for one school if you wish, but in order to maximize your chances of acceptance we will offer you a spot at the first available school. If you wish to decline that spot, you may, and your name can remain on the wait list for your preference school.


Visit one of our campus to complete your application. Bring the following items with you:

  1. A copy of your child/children’s birth certificate
  2. Proof of residency (if you live in one of the primary service areas)
  3. Application addendum (if your child will be 3 or 4 years old, as of September 1, 2017
  4. Documentation of eligibility for state funding (if your child will be 3 or 4 years old, as of September 1, 2017

If you need additional information or assistance during the application process please contact:

  • Sylvie Fitzgerald, Lumin East Dallas Community School Director (214) 824-8950, ext. 267
  • Becki Hardie, Lumin Lindsley Park Community School Director (214) 321-9155, ext. 101
  • Jodi Campbell, Lumin Wesley-Rankin Community School Director, (214) 699-8279, ext 254
  • Or,  Carol Wolfe, Student Services, (214) 321-9155, ext. 104
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