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.
When I first walked into D.C.’s Central Detention Facility, I could hardly contain my excitement. I could not wait to show our client the evidence my partner and I had found. I wanted to [...]
George Orwell wrote, “when you are approaching poverty, you make one discovery which outweighs all of the others…the fact that it annihilates the future.” It can be argued that many of the bad decisions children [...]
I am not sure what I was expecting this summer when I arrived in Harlem to intern with Harlem Children Zone’s Writing Corps, but whatever notion I had, I am certain that it was bested [...]
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. [...]