Offering students the opportunity to
study poverty and human capability.
"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. [...]
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 [...]
Shepherd Internship Experience
"Poverty and Antipoverty Policies Before and After the Great Recession"- Sheldon Danzinger
2012 Shepherd Consortium Symposium Panel Discussion
2015 SHECP Symposium - “Building the Foundations for Child Health"
2015 SHECP Symposium, "The Evolution of Food Insecurity as a Public Health Issue"
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.