Baltimore, MD – 11 July 2015 – Brown Advisory and A.C. and Penney Hubbard have donated funds to the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty to support eight student internships at social service organizations ranging from New York, to Baltimore, to Kentucky. Six interns will join Baltimore-based organizations, including SuperKids Camp, the House of Ruth, Ark Preschool and PACT, a division of the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Their internships are a part of academic programs at Baylor University, Berea College and Washington and Lee University. The program also includes two interns from Morgan State University who will work in the public advocate’s office in London, Kentucky, and at the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City. “These grants enable two Morgan State students to enrich their education with a vital firsthand experience,” says Joseph Pettit, a professor of religion and head of the poverty studies program at Morgan State. The consortium will provide full-time internships to 95 interns in more than 20 cities for eight weeks during the summer of 2015. “Grants of this kind enable the consortium to expand its internship program in Baltimore and to support the work of key non-profit agencies in Baltimore,” says Harlan Beckley, the consortium’s executive director. The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty is an incorporated non-profit with 21 member institutions. It seeks to enrich the education of undergraduate and professional students so that their work and civic involvement will advance opportunities for citizens and diminish poverty.