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Consortium News

SHECP Named Accredited Charity by BBB Wise Giving Alliance

December 4th, 2018|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is pleased to announce that it has been named an accredited charity by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance. SHECP meets all 20 BBB [...]

Double Your Impact

November 15th, 2018|

Thanks to the generosity of the Connolly Family Foundation, donations to the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) will be matched—dollar for dollar—now through Giving Tuesday, up to a total of $20,000. Give now [...]

RFP Deadline Nearing for CST Conference

November 13th, 2018|

The University of Notre Dame, a SHECP member school, will host the 2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference, Option for the Poor: Engaging the Social Tradition, March 21-23, 2019. By assembling experts in Catholic social ethics, the [...]


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