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Shepherd Consortium Elects New Officers and Council Members

August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Shepherd Consortium Elects New Officers and Council Members and Governing Board Chair Appoints Committee Chairs The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty elected new officers, members of the Governing Board, and at-large representatives to its [...]

Speakers Announced for Symposium on Criminal Justice, Poverty, and Race

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Lexington, VA -- Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University; James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law at Yale University; and Robin Steinberg, Director of the Bronx Defenders, will be the principal speakers [...]

Millsaps College Selected as SHECP Academic Home; Rolph Named Academic Director

May 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Millsaps College Selected as SHECP Academic Home; Rolph Named Academic Director Following a competitive application process, Millsaps College has been selected as the new academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). [...]

Poverty Studies Students will Prepare for Internships at Marymount University

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Poverty Studies Students to Prepare for Summer Internships at Marymount University. Lexington, VA -- The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) announced today a record group of one-hundred twenty (120) students have been selected to serve [...]

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SHECP - Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

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SHECP is excited to announce that two work-study students, Balen and Alex, will be joining our team this year! To learn more about them and the rest of our staff, visit www.shepherdconsortium.org/about-schep/staff/ ... See MoreSee Less

SHECP is excited to announce that two work-study students, Balen and Alex, will be joining our team this year! To learn more about them and the rest of our staff, visit https://www.shepherdconsortium.org/about-schep/staff/

"Society has an abundance of labels it attaches to different populations, and homeless individuals are not spared," writes Bri Karpowich, W&L '20. Read about her internship with the Bowery Residents' Committee in New York this past summer, www.shepherdconsortium.org/he-too-is-a-son/ ... See MoreSee Less

"Society has an abundance of labels it attaches to different populations, and homeless individuals are not spared," writes Bri Karpowich, W&L '20. Read about her internship with the Bowery Residents' Committee in New York this past summer, www.shepherdconsortium.org/he-too-is-a-son/ ... See MoreSee Less

Society has an abundance of labels it attaches to different populations, and homeless individuals are not spared, writes Bri Karpowich, W&L 20.  Read about her internship with the Bowery Residents Committee in New York this past summer, https://www.shepherdconsortium.org/he-too-is-a-son/

2017 SHECP Intern Video
Our interns had an incredible summer... Here is a just a small sample of the things they did!
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2017 SHECP Intern Video
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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