SHECP Intern Essays
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these essays are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.
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 [...]
As I got in the car to drive to Washington, D.C., for the SHECP Opening Conference, my dad gave me a hug and whispered, “Leave it better than you found it.” A common motto in [...]
65.5 million. One person out of every 113 people in the world. These statistics represent the number of people who have experienced forcible removal and displacement from their home countries. They leave their homelands out [...]
“We shouldn’t be hiring judges by the thousands, as our ridiculous immigration laws demand, we should be changing our laws, building the Wall, hire Border Agents and Ice and not let people come into our [...]
“Ending toxic relationships since ‘08,” could very well be one of Judge David Matia’s most common sayings, ever since his Drug Court dockets began. Each Thursday there are two dockets that run - one at [...]
I was one of two interns at REMERGE in Atlanta, Georgia, last summer. The REMERGE community sparked within me a deep love of reconciliation, what REMERGE calls “joined lives.” It is almost necessary for you [...]