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Offering students the opportunity to

study poverty and human capability.

Healing Homelessness

January 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Healing Homelessness

My internship at Miriam’s Kitchen (MK) was an experience that I’m still processing. When I arrived, it wasn’t exactly like I thought it would be, but that wasn’t a bad thing. It was an opportunity [...]

When Trust Fails the Impoverished: The Real Epidemic

January 17th, 2018|Comments Off on When Trust Fails the Impoverished: The Real Epidemic

As I drive down the desolate Kentucky roads in the early summer of 2017 there is no whisper on the radio of an opioid epidemic or of hurricanes that would devastate and capture the attention [...]

SHECP Appoints Brett Morash Executive Director

January 8th, 2018|Comments Off on SHECP Appoints Brett Morash Executive Director

"Having devoted my life to helping people rise above adversity and working in and around higher education the mission simply called to me. I can think of no other organization that bridges academic excellence [...]

Casting the First Stone: (In)Humanity in the Criminal Justice System

January 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Casting the First Stone: (In)Humanity in the Criminal Justice System

When I first walked into D.C.’s Central Detention Facility, I could hardly contain my excitement. I could not wait to show our client the evidence my partner and I had found. I wanted to prove [...]

Kudos to Tessa Horan, 2017 Intern, on the publication of "Renters at Risk." According to Vermont Legal Aid, "This project was made possible by lead author Tessa Horan, whose extensive writing, research, and interviews bring to this report the voices of Vermonters in the struggle for healthy housing." Tessa is a senior at Washington and Lee University. www.vtlegalaid.org/sites/default/files/Renters%20at%20Risk%20-%20The%20Cost%20of%20Substandard%20... ... See MoreSee Less

Kudos to Tessa Horan, 2017 Intern, on the publication of Renters at Risk.  According to Vermont Legal Aid, This project was made possible by lead author Tessa Horan, whose extensive writing, research, and interviews bring to this report the voices of Vermonters in the struggle for healthy housing. Tessa is a senior at Washington and Lee University. http://www.vtlegalaid.org/sites/default/files/Renters%20at%20Risk%20-%20The%20Cost%20of%20Substandard%20Housing.pdf

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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