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SHECP intern Margaux Curless, Centre College, reports on her work at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO). Nearly 130 college students, from more than two dozen institutions, convened in Cleveland last [...]
CLEVELAND—The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) will hold its 2018 Frueauff Closing Conference, at the campuses of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and John Carroll University Aug. 4-5. SHECP is a [...]
ARLINGTON, VA.—Representative Jim McGovern of Massachusetts was the keynote speaker at the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty’s 2018 Frueauff Opening Conference, at Marymount University, June 8. There, more than 130 interns, faculty advisors and [...]
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 issues.
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.
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.