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H.F. Lenfest Fund Awards $250,000 Grant to SHECP

May 7th, 2018|

LEXINGTON, Va., May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is proud to announce our largest single grant award of $250,000 from the H.F. Lenfest Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation following [...]

Rebecca Todd “Toddie” Peters, Governing Board Chair, Publishes Third Book

April 26th, 2018|

SHECP congratulates Rebecca Todd “Toddie” Peters, 2017-2018 Chair of the SHECP Governing Board, on the recent publication of her third book. In “Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice” (Beacon Press, 2018), Peters [...]

Out of Warfare, a Glimmer of Hope

February 23rd, 2018|

When I was 22 years old I found myself off the coast of Somalia, specifically Mogadishu, on my first ship, USS Harlan County (LST 1196), named after the eponymous county in Kentucky. What particularly stunned [...]

SHECP Alum Awarded Internship at Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

February 23rd, 2018|

When Ash Smith selected the University of Notre Dame for her undergraduate education, she knew what she was choosing. “I really wanted to go somewhere that shared the kind of mission and values that I [...]

May 23 and 24 Harlan received an honorary degree from Washington and Lee University; State Senator Creigh Deeds presented Harlan and Nancy Shepherd with a Joint Proclamation honoring the work of the Consortium, W&L, and many others from the Virginia General Assembly; and Harlan was the featured speaker at Baccalaureate at W&L. Here are scenes from the special days. ...

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May 23 and 24 Harlan received an honorary degree from Washington and Lee University; State Senator Creigh Deeds presented Harlan and Nancy Shepherd with a Joint Proclamation honoring the work of the Consortium, W&L, and many others from the Virginia General Assembly; and Harlan was the featured speaker at Baccalaureate at W&L. Here are scenes from the special days. ...

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Senator Creigh Deeds presents SHECP founder, Dr. Harlan Beckley and the Reverend Nancy Shepherd with a Virginia Senate Joint Resolution Commending the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. ...

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Congratulations to SHECP Founder Harlan Beckley! Washington and Lee will award him an honorary degree at the commencement ceremonies tomorrow. Harlan will also be the Baccalaureate speaker today.
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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