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James Forman, Jr., Hopeful for Criminal Justice Reform

By | 2017-03-28T12:01:08+00:00 March 28th, 2017|

James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law at Yale University, will speak at the Shepherd Consortium symposium on “Criminal Justice, Poverty, and Law” at the Virginia Military Institute on Monday, July 31.  His topic is “Just, Prosecution, Defense, and Sentencing.” This link will connect you to Professor Forman’s column, “Justice Springs Eternal” from the Sunday, March [...]

Harlan Beckley to Speak at Sixth Annual “Taking the Pulse on Poverty” Symposium

By | 2017-03-23T15:18:17+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s annual “Taking the Pulse on Poverty” symposium will take place on Tuesday, March 28 and focus on the missing connections between poverty and higher education. Harlan Beckley, professor emeritus at Washington and Lee University and executive director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, will give the keynote [...]

Operations and Wellness Fellowship for Fall 2017 in Nepal

By | 2017-02-28T12:03:00+00:00 February 28th, 2017|

Type: 8 Month Fellowship (start August 4, 2017) Experience: Undergraduate Degree Functions: Education and Development Fellowship Industry: Global Health and Rural Development (Non-Profit Sector) Organization Description: The Oda Foundation provides health and education services to impoverished communities in Nepal's remote regions. The Foundation's clinic serves over a thousand patients a month and has helped significantly [...]

Education Fellowship for the Fall of 2017 in Nepal

By | 2017-02-28T11:44:45+00:00 February 28th, 2017|

Type: 8 Month Fellowship (start August 4, 2017) Experience: Undergraduate Degree (ESL Experience Preferable) Functions: Education and Development Fellowship Industry: Global Health and Rural Development (Non-Profit Sector) Organization Description: The Oda Foundation provides health and education services to impoverished communities in Nepal's remote regions. The Foundation's clinic serves over a thousand patients a month and [...]

In the Gardens and Markets of Atlanta

By | 2017-02-16T11:41:39+00:00 February 16th, 2017|

"The biggest hurdle for these families was finding affordable, high quality food without jumping through enormous obstacles" writes Watson. Imagine standing in a blazing hot field surrounded by several plots of farmland. Just over the hill, a large cottonwood tree provides shade for produce you just harvested during the early morning. Birds chirp [...]

How Poverty Perpetuates Domestic Violence

By | 2017-01-13T16:21:53+00:00 January 12th, 2017|

The connection between intimate partner violence (IPV) and poverty isn’t obvious. In fact, it took me the majority of the summer to understand it. To an extent, intimate partner violence is about control. Abusers feel the need to control their partners in any way they can. They will withhold financial information, use guilt and threats [...]

My Future Fighting Poverty

By | 2017-01-11T12:56:40+00:00 January 10th, 2017|

"The Patch taught me that every effort to fight poverty successfully should promote holistic development, trust, and new experiences" writes Northcutt. My Shepherd internship experience was unorthodox from the beginning. Many students turn their internship for academic research, while others use it for job experience in a specific field. I worked at The [...]

Privilege’s Place in Poverty Alleviation: What We Lose When Success Looks like I Do

By | 2016-12-27T12:32:02+00:00 December 21st, 2016|

"We, those of us with privilege, must take this challenge to define our roles, but we must keep our eyes and ears open" writes Iglitzin. Every time I try to explain my internship with CitySquash, an organization that combines the sport of squash with academic enrichment programs for elementary through college age students [...]

Childhood Literacy Videos Posted

By | 2016-09-19T15:19:06+00:00 September 19th, 2016|

The Shepherd Consortium website now features videos of the speakers and discussion from the July 30 symposium on "Childhood Literacy as a Public Health and Economic Imperative.” The symposium, held at the Atlanta Speech School, features talks by Maryanne Wolf, John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service Director at the Center for Reading and [...]

Observing a Holistic Approach To Indigent Criminal Defense

By | 2016-09-21T12:57:47+00:00 September 12th, 2016|

"I believe that the historical precedent for social change will endure in that actual change must come from a mass movement and not from the courts alone." In the eight weeks I worked at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, or “PDS,” I had a wide range of experiences, most [...]

Racial Stratification and the Broken Road to Development

By | 2016-10-19T09:03:30+00:00 September 12th, 2016|

"Poverty is not a problem “as well.” Poverty is the problem to be prioritized." I turned right onto an unkempt brick road, swerving around potholes, head whirling towards the burnt, uninhabitable apartment building on the left and neglected landscaping on the right, finally settling on a white house with four white columns and [...]

A Community Service Journey

By | 2016-09-21T12:52:57+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|

"The Shepherd Poverty Alliance (SPA) Internship allowed me to gain firsthand experience on the effects of poverty and contributed to my career path." Richard Cooks graduated from Berea College in 2008 with a BA in Biology. He has worked with Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Teach for America, Alabama Department of Human Resources, Princeton Baptist Medical [...]

Poverty Studies Can Transform Institutions as Well as Students

By | 2016-09-21T13:09:44+00:00 June 24th, 2016|

Victoria Kumpuris Brown, Senior Program Officer, joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation staff in 2015, bringing her exceptional experience in connecting business and healthcare to the battle against childhood obesity. Brown’s track record of mobilizing the business community around social imperatives began with her previous position as the Vice President for Strategic Alliances at the [...]

Memories of Thomas R. Shepherd

By | 2016-06-14T15:51:34+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|

These memories of Tom Shepherd from Consortium and Washington and Lee students and alumni, colleagues, and friends express admiration for Tom’s character and gratitude for his contributions to many individuals and society.  I will never forget Tom’s smile and laugh, kind words, and, above all, the incredible impact he and Nancy have had and continue [...]

A Shepherd Internship Cultivates a Life of Service

By | 2016-09-21T13:26:48+00:00 March 17th, 2016|

"The internship program equipped me with more life-long lessons and experiences than I could have ever imagined." Tran Kim-Senior graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2005 with a double major in political science and journalism. After graduating, she worked for five years in college admissions at Connecticut College and College of the [...]

The Remarkably Direct Path from Poverty 101 to Pediatrician Advocate

By | 2016-09-21T13:27:54+00:00 March 15th, 2016|

Ms. Vander Schaaf is a 2005 graduate of Washington and Lee University, there she received a Bachelor of Sciences in Neuroscience. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and completing her residency, Vander Schaaf went on to become a NRSA Primary Care Research Fellow at UNC Chapel Hill.  [...]