The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) encourages the study of poverty as a complex social problem, by expanding and improving educational opportunities for college students in a wide range of disciplines and career trajectories. Through its programs, SHECP and its member institutions prepare students for a lifetime of professional and civic efforts to diminish poverty and enhance human capability, while also supporting connections among students, faculty, staff, and alumni engaged in the study of poverty.
SHECP provides unique programming through direct educational opportunities such as the Summer Internship Program, networking and collaboration opportunities for students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and a range of events featuring professionals and experts from within and outside the Consortium.
The hope was and is that graduates understand how any career and many areas of civic and politic leadership and involvement impact poverty and can have a role in diminishing it.
Dr. Harlan Beckley
Founder of SHECP