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Consortium News

Connolly Family Foundation Pledges $600,000 to SHECP

October 23rd, 2018|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is pleased to announce that it has received a $600,000 charitable commitment from the Connolly Family Foundation to enable the consortium to build capacity and promote [...]

SHECP Welcomes New Governing Board Members

September 10th, 2018|

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is pleased to announce the election of two new members to its governing board, Dr. Brian Doyle, director of Marymount University’s Center for Ethical Concerns, and Richard [...]


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