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.

Shepherd Program Blog

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...

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Volunteer in an Area Public School

Burish Service-Leadership Interns are responsible for determining the volunteer needs of an assigned school in the Rockbridge County School system, recruiting and training tutors to fill those needs,...


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
Oct 6
Rockbridge 101
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons, 5:30 PM
Oct 10
Fall Nabors Service Day
Various locations in the Rockbridge Area, 9:00 AM
Oct 25
Social Justice Documentary Series
Hillel Multipurpose Room, 6:00 PM