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A Summer Joining Lives

February 21st, 2018|

I was one of two interns at REMERGE in Atlanta, Georgia, last summer. The REMERGE community sparked within me a deep love of reconciliation, what REMERGE calls “joined lives.” It is almost necessary for you [...]

Impoverished & Incarcerated: The Poor and the Criminal Justice System

February 13th, 2018|

“All are presumed innocent until proven guilty” is a phrase commonly employed when articulating the principles of the American criminal justice system. Unfortunately, reality falls short of this idealistic statement. I spent this summer interning [...]

Why We Need Reform: The Baltimore Police

February 2nd, 2018|

*Dannick Kenon’s internship with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore occurred alongside a developing investigation into evidence tampering and corruption charges within the Gun Trace Task Force of the Baltimore Police Department. [...]

SHECP earns GuideStar Platinum Seal

February 2nd, 2018|

Lexington, Virginia -- Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. [...]

This Valentine’s Day, we at SHECP are so grateful to our donors, ambassadors and everyone for supporting our efforts to prepare graduates for a lifetime of civil engagement and efforts to diminish poverty. ... See MoreSee Less

This Valentine’s Day, we at SHECP are so grateful to our donors, ambassadors and everyone for supporting our efforts to prepare graduates for a lifetime of civil engagement and efforts to diminish poverty.

Total Action for Progress in Roanoke, Virginia is working to assist veterans seeking stable housing and more. Please view their video, www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwBNX2E4R9wThis year, Total Action for Progress (TAP and formally known as Total Action Against Poverty) is highlighting our Homeless Veterans program. We have a fund, ... ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing visit this week to the Roanoke Mission Ministries. The people make it all happen. SHECP looks forward to partnering with them this summer and into the future. rescuemission.net/ ... See MoreSee Less

Amazing visit this week to the Roanoke Mission Ministries.  The people make it all happen.  SHECP looks forward to partnering with them this summer and into the future. https://rescuemission.net/

Amy DeHart, our Assistant Director & Coordinator of Internships is visiting nonprofit partners in Roanoke, VA, today. Here she is buying some bread at the city market from House of Bread who will host one of our interns this summer. ... See MoreSee Less

Amy DeHart, our  Assistant Director & Coordinator of Internships is visiting nonprofit partners in Roanoke, VA, today.  Here she is buying some bread at the city market from House of Bread who will host one of our interns this summer.

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Thanks for stopping by, Amy! We loved meeting you and look forward to meeting our intern!

Make sure to follow SHECP on linkedin and Twitter at Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty for updates! ... See MoreSee Less

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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