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A Message from Harlan Beckley, Executive Director, SHECP

October 30th, 2017|Comments Off on A Message from Harlan Beckley, Executive Director, SHECP

As I near the end of my twenty years with the Shepherd Program at Washington and Lee, its intern Alliance that included Berea College, and the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium Poverty, I am increasingly convinced [...]

SHECP Class of 2017 Sets Record, Wins Praise from Partners

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 was a record-setting year for the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. Under the direction of Internship Director Amy K. DeHart in collaboration with twenty member institutions, SHECP placed 120 students—a twenty percent increase [...]

SHECP Welcomes New Member, Manchester University, to Consortium

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

The Shepherd Consortium (SHECP) is pleased to welcome its newest member, Manchester University (MU), to membership. Located in North Manchester, Indiana, MU sits in a rural part of the state, in a community of 6,000. [...]

SHECP launches inaugural giving campaign – ‘Transforming Poverty Studies’

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Will you join us? On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday, people around the world will come together to celebrate and support meaningful causes.  This year our goal is to raise $15,000 by the end [...]

We are thankful for our agency partners - the work they do everyday and the mentorship they provide our interns! Wonderful visit with several partners in Baltimore including Jubilee Arts and Asylee Women's Enterprise. ... See MoreSee Less

We are thankful for our agency partners - the work they do everyday and the mentorship they provide our interns!  Wonderful visit with several partners in Baltimore including Jubilee Arts and Asylee Womens Enterprise.

Thanks to over 120 awesome donors, we're just over
two-thirds of the way to our goal! There is exactly one week left until Giving Tuesday.

Please join this effort so that future students can enjoy the benefits of a SHECP internship.

secure.processdonation.org/shepherdconsortium/Donation.aspx
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Thanks to over 120 awesome donors, were just over
two-thirds of the way to our goal! There is exactly one week left until Giving Tuesday. 

Please join this effort so that future students can enjoy the benefits of a SHECP internship.

https://secure.processdonation.org/shepherdconsortium/Donation.aspx

#HelpSHECPHelp by donating today at bit.ly/2z2MULQ!
#GivingTuesday
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#HelpSHECPHelp by donating today at http://bit.ly/2z2MULQ!
#GivingTuesday

Students like 2013 SHECP Alumnus Ethan Bishop-Watt need your help to fund life-changing poverty studies internships.

"In the not-too-distant future there will be resources available to the poor that we can’t even imagine right now, as a direct result of the work that the Shepherd Consortium is doing today," Bishop-Watt said.

#HelpSHECPHelp by joining in our Transforming Poverty Studies fundraising campaign.

Become a fundraiser: bit.ly/2gRAP1D
Donate: bit.ly/2z2MULQ
... See MoreSee Less

Students like 2013 SHECP Alumnus Ethan Bishop-Watt need your help to fund life-changing poverty studies internships. 

In the not-too-distant future there will be resources available to the poor that we can’t even imagine right now, as a direct result of the work that the Shepherd Consortium is doing today, Bishop-Watt said.

#HelpSHECPHelp by joining in our Transforming Poverty Studies fundraising campaign.

Become a fundraiser: http://bit.ly/2gRAP1D
Donate: http://bit.ly/2z2MULQ
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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