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SHECP Names First-Ever Communications Director

June 6th, 2018|

LEXINGTON, VA.—The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Kille as its first-ever communications director. Kille brings more than two decades of nonprofit communications and leadership experience [...]

Morash Remembers the Fallen

May 29th, 2018|

Remarks as delivered by Brett Morash, Ph.D., Memorial Day 2018, New Rochelle, New York. Thank you Mayor It is quite an honor to be here today representing those who have and continue to serve in [...]

Beckley addresses “Judgment Mediating Grace”

May 29th, 2018|

Lexington, Virginia (May 23, 2018) - Harlan Beckley, SHECP Founding Director, delivered remarks at the Baccalaureate Ceremony at Washington and Lee University.  The text of his remarks are here: Judgment Mediating Grace           President Dudley, [...]

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