SHECP Intern Essays

SHECP Interns have shared glimpses into their internship experience is the following essays.  Additional SHECP essays are available at the SHECP Medium site, Poverty Lessons and at the SHECP Alumni pages of this website.   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 pay my debts, why can’t they?”

After a long morning at Staten Island’s Civil Courthouse, the attorney for the defense, my mentor, approached the plaintiff’s lawyer with a glint in her eye. It was my first day. “How can you keep

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Beautiful and Indispensable Diversity

The Americana World Community Center, a non-profit education outreach program in Louisville, KY, allowed me to contribute in educational and enrichment programs in order to reduce summer learning-loss for refugee, immigrant, and economically disadvantaged students.

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Finding the Right Pieces: The Power of You

I have always known that there was something somewhere within me that has fueled my fire to pledge that I am going to do something, be someone, and go somewhere, just as any other young

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Creative, All of the Above Approaches

I began this internship eager to see things from a different lens after being somewhat unsatisfied with results I observed while offering educational support in my community through different organizations. Experiences prior to my internship

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