The Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability integrates thought and action in direct service to disadvantaged communities. Through an array of courses and service opportunities, we prepare students from a variety of majors and political perspectives to work with those communities to address the problems associated with poverty.
Shepherd Program Blog
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Take a Poverty-Related Course in Winter Term
As you anticipate your upcoming registration, here are some poverty related courses to consider: ECON 229 URBAN ECONOMICS (SHESTER)A discussion of housing and neighborhoods will focus on a number of issues related to urban poverty, including the effects of segregation and housing policies on the poor Econ 235 ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES (GOLDSMITH) This seminar […]
Thursday, October 01, 2015
NSL Offers Impact Areas
To meet the varied interest of student volunteers, the Nabors Service League has created Impact Area groups to offer opportunities for service to a particular group or need, and to facilitate discussion around these issues. Following is a list of impact areas and their fall meeting schedules. Look for more information on these events and […]
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Recapping the Shepherd Internship Program Experience
On Aug. 2, Washington and Lee University's Shepherd Poverty Program and Virginia Military Institute (VMI) hosted the 4th Annual Symposium of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) to examine the relationship between food and childhood health.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Fourth Annual SHECP Symposium to Address Food and Childhood Health
The increasing nutrition gap between children from the upper and lower classes will be the focus of the 4th Annual Symposium of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) on Aug. 2 in Lexington, Virginia.