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The Dehumanizing Nature of the Immigration System: More Than Names on a File

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on The Dehumanizing Nature of the Immigration System: More Than Names on a File

“I am really sorry to ask these questions. I won’t pretend to know how difficult it must be to answer them,” I reached across the table and put my hand on top of Norma’s in [...]

Mick publishes chapter on teaching poverty and mental health through service-learning

November 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Mick publishes chapter on teaching poverty and mental health through service-learning

Professor Mick teaches Rhetorics of Gender and Poverty as well as the Capstone for Poverty Studies. She serves on the SHECP Governing Board. SHECP Governing Board Member, Connie Snyder Mick, Ph.D., University of [...]

Traversing the 9th Street Divide: Educational Enrichment for the Children of Louisville

November 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Traversing the 9th Street Divide: Educational Enrichment for the Children of Louisville

As we drive down West Hill Street I count the number of foreclosed properties we pass, the boarded-up windows and doors marked with graffiti, reminiscent of the day they were filled with life and purpose. [...]

A Message from Harlan Beckley, Executive Director, SHECP

October 30th, 2017|Comments Off on A Message from Harlan Beckley, Executive Director, SHECP

As I near the end of my twenty years with the Shepherd Program at Washington and Lee, its intern Alliance that included Berea College, and the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium Poverty, I am increasingly convinced [...]

Save the date for our 2018 Closing Conference at Cleveland Clinic, August 3-5. SHECP - Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty staff are bundled up and finalizing arrangements this week with our host institution. Looking forward to bringing our friends to this great city! ... See MoreSee Less

Save the date for our 2018 Closing Conference at Cleveland Clinic, August 3-5. SHECP - Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty staff are bundled up and finalizing arrangements this week with our host institution. Looking forward to bringing our friends to this great city!

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Berea College Shepherd Interns gather for a final celebration at the end of their internships and the closing conference. ... See MoreSee Less

Berea College Shepherd Interns gather for a final celebration at the end of their internships and the closing conference.

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"While this job presented many challenges, both practical and emotional, the hardest challenge by far was allowing clients to make their decisions independently. Most had come from situations where they had little to no control over anything: their phone, when they left the house, their body, their finances. Therefore, when clients sought Tapestri’s assistance, we asked the right questions and educated them on all of their options, but we never told them what to do," writes Kathryn McElovy, Washington and Lee '19 who interned this past summer at Tapestri in Atlanta. Read her full essay, www.shepherdconsortium.org/dehumanizing-nature-immigration-system-names-file/ ... See MoreSee Less

While this job presented many challenges, both practical and emotional, the hardest challenge by far was allowing clients to make their decisions independently. Most had come from situations where they had little to no control over anything: their phone, when they left the house, their body, their finances. Therefore, when clients sought Tapestri’s assistance, we asked the right questions and educated them on all of their options, but we never told them what to do, writes Kathryn McElovy, Washington and Lee 19 who interned this past summer at Tapestri in Atlanta. Read her full essay, https://www.shepherdconsortium.org/dehumanizing-nature-immigration-system-names-file/

$25,525

That's the amount we've raised over our four-week campaign with your help-- surpassing our goal of $15,000! We want to thank our incredible ambassadors and donors for their outstanding work in raising funds to provide students with transformative learning experiences. We couldn't have done it without your support and dedication!

Check out our impact page to see just how much of a difference you have made this holiday season! www.shepherdconsortium.org/your-campaign-impact/
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$25,525

Thats the amount weve raised over our four-week campaign with your help-- surpassing our goal of $15,000! We want to thank our incredible ambassadors and donors for their outstanding work in raising funds to provide students with transformative learning experiences. We couldnt have done it without your support and dedication!

Check out our impact page to see just how much of a difference you have made this holiday season! https://www.shepherdconsortium.org/your-campaign-impact/
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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