Offering students the opportunity to

study poverty and human capability.

Speakers Announced for Symposium on Criminal Justice, Poverty, and Race

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Lexington, VA -- Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University; James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law at Yale University; and Robin Steinberg, Director of the Bronx Defenders, will be the principal speakers [...]

Millsaps College Selected as SHECP Academic Home; Rolph Named Academic Director

May 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Millsaps College Selected as SHECP Academic Home; Rolph Named Academic Director Following a competitive application process, Millsaps College has been selected as the new academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). [...]

Poverty Studies Students will Prepare for Internships at Marymount University

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Poverty Studies Students to Prepare for Summer Internships at Marymount University. Lexington, VA -- The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) announced today a record group of one-hundred twenty (120) students have been selected to serve [...]

Harlan Beckley to Speak at Sixth Annual “Taking the Pulse on Poverty” Symposium

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s annual “Taking the Pulse on Poverty” symposium will take place on Tuesday, March 28 and focus on the missing connections between poverty and higher education. Harlan Beckley, professor emeritus [...]

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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