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SHECP Governing Board Welcomes Louwanda Evans as New Chair

January 14th, 2019|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is pleased to welcome its new governing board chair, Dr. Louwanda Evans, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Millsaps [...]

SHECP Releases 2018 Annual Report

December 19th, 2018|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty is pleased to release its 2018 SHECP Annual Report. The report highlights the vision, impact and financial health of the nonprofit during its fiscal [...]

Hamilton College Joins Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

December 19th, 2018|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is pleased to welcome its newest member, Hamilton College. SHECP is a collaboration among 26 colleges and universities that integrates classroom study of poverty with summer internships [...]

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 [...]

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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