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Consortium News

Surdna Foundation Invests in SHECP

June 18th, 2019|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $27,500 grant from the Surdna Foundation. “We are truly honored to receive the Surdna Foundation’s support [...]

SHECP Welcomes Interns to 2019 Opening Conference

June 13th, 2019|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) opened its summer internship season at the 2019 Frueauff Opening Conference, June 6–8, at Marymount University in Virginia. There, 120 undergraduates, from 24 SHECP member schools, [...]

SHECP Academic Director Receives McLemore Prize

March 7th, 2019|

Dr. Stephanie Rolph, SHECP academic director, receives the 2019 McLemore Prize from Erin Kempker, chair of the Mississippi Historical Society’s prize committee. Dr. Stephanie R. Rolph, academic director for the Shepherd Higher [...]


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