Offering students the opportunity to
study poverty and human capability.
I spent my summer working at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore City. When I told people where I was going I received a lot of mixed reactions. Some asked me, why Baltimore? Isn’t [...]
The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is pleased to welcome its newest member, the University of Wisconsin–Madison. SHECP is a collaboration among 25 colleges and universities that integrates classroom study of poverty with [...]
Shepherd Internship Experience
"Poverty and Antipoverty Policies Before and After the Great Recession"- Sheldon Danzinger
2012 Shepherd Consortium Symposium Panel Discussion
2015 SHECP Symposium - “Building the Foundations for Child Health"
2015 SHECP Symposium, "The Evolution of Food Insecurity as a Public Health Issue"
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.