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Consortium News

SHECP to Bring Internship Program to Shamokin

February 4th, 2019|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) will add Shamokin, Pennsylvania, to the growing number of communities benefiting from the SHECP Summer Internship Program this summer. The eight-week program pairs students with municipal [...]

MLK Day 2019: Honoring Dr. King by Celebrating ‘A Day On’

January 21st, 2019|

"We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. [...]

SHECP Governing Board Welcomes Louwanda Evans as New Chair

January 14th, 2019|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is pleased to welcome its new governing board chair, Dr. Louwanda Evans, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Millsaps [...]

SHECP Releases 2018 Annual Report

December 19th, 2018|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty is pleased to release its 2018 SHECP Annual Report. The report highlights the vision, impact and financial health of the nonprofit during its fiscal [...]


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