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study poverty and human capability.

Poverty Studies Students will Prepare for Internships at Marymount University

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Poverty Studies Students to Prepare for Summer Internships at Marymount University. Lexington, VA -- The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) announced today a record group of one-hundred twenty (120) students have been selected to serve [...]

Harlan Beckley to Speak at Sixth Annual “Taking the Pulse on Poverty” Symposium

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s annual “Taking the Pulse on Poverty” symposium will take place on Tuesday, March 28 and focus on the missing connections between poverty and higher education. Harlan Beckley, professor emeritus [...]

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.  [...]

Frueauff Opening Conference for Shepherd Interns is five weeks away. Faculty, staff, and guest registration is now open. The conference takes place at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.
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Almost all 119 Shepherd Interns are developing their Community Learning Agreements with their newly matched agency supervisors. This development process is vital for a strong align of expectations between student and supervisor. Draft due 1 May. (No signatures are needed until the 12 June version.) ... See MoreSee Less

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SHECP is moving!

While we are moving we will be out of the office on Friday, April 7th.
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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