Shepherd Program

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.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Interns Provide Local Support During Summer Months

While 38 W&L undergraduates and three law students are serving in internships across the country and abroad, there are quite a few who have chosen to stay in Lexington this summer to serve local...

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A panel discussion on the relationship between food and childhood obesity at the 4th Annual Symposium of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. Victoria Kumpuris Brown ’98 (center), with Elaine Waxman (left) and Dr. Sandra Hassink.

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...

Upcoming Events

Date Event
Sep 10
Rockbridge 101
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons, 4:00 PM
Sep 13
NSL Tutor and Mentor Training
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons, 4:00 PM
Sep 14
Shepherd Program Tea
Mattingly 201, 3:30 PM