Offering students the opportunity to
study poverty and human capability.
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.