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Virtual Events

Internship Academy

The 2023 Internship Academy ran May 30th to June 1st. Interns completed online asynchronous training modules and living cohorts had an opportunity to meet each other and talk with Lia Brooke, director of internships. In addition, SHECP hosted two general sessions that everyone was welcome to attend on Thursday June 1st from 10am to 12:15pm ET. We began with an address from Dr. Jennifer Sherman, Professor of Sociology at Washington State University and President Elect of the Rural Sociological Society. At 11:15am we were joined by a panel of community leaders from Shamokin, Pennsylvania to learn about their collaborative revitalization efforts in their community. Learn more and watch recordings>>

2022 Keynote – Centering Equity at the USDA by Dr. Olugbenga Ajilore

2021 Keynote – Practicing Equity at the Intersection of Race & Poverty 

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2020 Keynote events

Pedagogy & Practice

Pedagogy & Practice events are designed to facilitate collaboration and sharing of best practices across SHECP Member Schools. The focus of each event is chosen by consortium members and topic examples include how to prepare students for their summer internship, opportunities for undergraduate research, engaging program alumni as mentors for current students, and how students share their experience with the community, integrate the work into capstone courses or research, or reflect together when they return to campus.

November 14, 2023 at 11am ET: Key Practices for Fostering Equitable Engaged Learning

We are delighted that Dr. Jessie Moore, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University, will join us for a Pedagogy & Practice event on Tuesday November 14th 11am-12pm ET. Dr. Moore will share key findings from her recent book, Key Practices for Fostering Engaged Learning: A Guide for Faculty and Staff. You can register and learn more here.

Practitioner Insights

The Practitioner Insights series provide an opportunity for summer interns and all members of the SHECP community to hear from innovative and dynamic leaders doing anti-poverty work.

Summer 2023 events (full details and registration information)

  • June 13th at 7pm – Health & Wellness: Dr. Kyle Meehan – Family & Community Medicine at University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson

  • June 20th at 7pm – Community & Individual Services: Maisie Campbell – More Than Food Consulting

  • June 27th at 7pm – Law & Business: Katie Kern – United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia

  • July 11th at 7pm – Education & Youth Outreach: Juan Gonzalez – Life Pieces to Masterpieces

Summer 2022 events

Springboard Events

SHECP Springboard events are designed to begin a conversation with a virtual, Consortium-wide webinar designed to provide background on a topic and introduce unique perspectives. Individuals are then encouraged to continue the conversation within the own classroom or community. For each event, SHECP provides several questions or prompts as one way to continue the conversation.​

Language & Poverty event – a discussion about how the language surrounding poverty influences and complicates our daily work and is addressed in various fields of study

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