Offering students the opportunity to

study poverty and human capability.

Kappa Alpha Order supports SHECP

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

SHECP would like to thank the Kappa Alpha Order for the generous donation of office space within their National Administrative Offices in Lexington, Virginia.   Kappa Alpha’s support for SHECP is congruent with their mission to be a moral [...]

Special Message from the SHECP Executive Director, Harlan Beckley

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Perhaps I should not be surprised that several SHECP alumni and friends have written since the November election to tell me how important poverty studies has been for them and will be for future students.  [...]

Poverty Studies Graduate Publishes in the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP Voices

October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Elizabeth Lidinsky Donahoo, MD, recently published “Step Outside the Office to Understand Healthier Lifestyles” on AAP Voices website as part of its FACE Poverty campaign.  The essay focuses on removing barriers to good nutrition for [...]

Childhood Literacy Videos Posted

September 19th, 2016|0 Comments

The Shepherd Consortium website now features videos of the speakers and discussion from the July 30 symposium on "Childhood Literacy as a Public Health and Economic Imperative.” The symposium, held at the Atlanta Speech School, [...]

SHECP is delighted to partner with the Port Authority of West Helena, Arkansas to offer a summer internship in job and economic development in the Mississippi Delta. What does it take to revitalize a community? The internship combines law, economic development, research, and outreach in this treasured area of the U.S.
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Student Testimonials

This opportunity truly changed my outlook on addiction and poverty in society. I have seen poverty abroad and I have seen poverty in America, but this internship really helped me look at the reasons for how people could become entrenched in a cycle of poverty.

Reny Matthew, Baylor University

During my time at Youth Force, I truly understood the impacts of grassroots campaigns. In a room of teenagers, I was standing around those who are effectively pressuring state government to change their stances on many vital issues.

Andre Ware, Niagara University

My summer as a Shepherd Intern was a great opportunity for me to live out Notre Dame’s poverty studies minor; I learned so much about health insurance and health access in low-income communities and how I hope to practice medicine in the future.

Rachel Tullio, University of Notre Dame

Working with LIFT-Philadelphia personalized the issues of poverty and inequality for me. I couldn’t have fully learned the facts of these issues without having met some of the people who live them every day. Knowing their stories has made me determined to make a difference.

Morgan Whitehead, Centre College