"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."
"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
"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."
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."
2016 SHECP Symposium - Walter Gilliam, Literacy Is Built on a Foundation of Authentic Everyday Interactions...
2016 SHECP Symposium - Early Childhood Education: What Works and What Doesn't?
2016 SHECP Symposium - How the Reading Brain Teaches Us to Raise Literate Minds
2016 SHECP Symposium - Marcia Carlson, Ph.D. “Growing Inequality in Family Patterns and Child Wellbeing”
The Shepherd Consortium website now features videos of the speakers and discussion from the July 30 symposium on “Childhood Literacy as a...
Students Commit to Poverty Education- Eight-week program immerses students in disadvantaged communities For eight weeks this past summer...
By Joe Pettit. Dr. Pettit is an associate professor of religious studies at Morgan State University. This Opinion-Editorial appeared in...
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to open Childhood Literacy as a Public Health & Economic Imperative Symposium on July 30th The focus of the ...
July 12, 2016 — The Cleveland Clinic, the National Community Action Foundation, and Kennesaw State University will be Partners for the Ju...
6 May 2016, Arlington, VA – More than 100 Shepherd Interns will gather at Marymount University (Main Campus) in Arlington, Virginia, on F...
"Current and former residents of Lathrop Homes, a sprawling, but mostly shuttered public housing complex in Chicago's North Center neighb...
"It's not just low-income Americans who struggle to pay their rent every month, or find an affordable place to live when they move. New r...
The Fiscal Times, December 11, 2015: Winners and Losers As the Shift Away From the Middle Class Grows
"The report released on Wednesday highlighted the growing income divide in this country, as the U.S. moves towards becoming a country dom...
"California is overhauling its substance abuse treatment system for low-income people, embarking on a massive experiment to create a smoo...
"A nonprofit group is preparing to build San Diego's first low-income apartment complex geared toward senior citizens who are lesbian, ga...