Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability
Washington and Lee's Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability integrates sustained rigorous academic study and focused direct service to disadvantaged communities and persons. It supplements and enriches the education of undergraduate and law students in all majors and career paths. Students with differing social and political perspectives graduate prepared to take new initiatives through varied professional endeavors and civic engagements. We seek to introduce this educational program in many similar institutions in order to reduce domestic and international poverty that devastates individual lives and undermines communities and nations.
W&L Students Promote Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This week, students at Washington and Lee University will be sleeping outside in near-freezing temperatures, trying to buy groceries for $1.40 per meal, and distributing Thanksgiving dinners to local ...
W&L's Shepherd Program Receives Grant for AmeriCorps VISTA Project
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Four VISTA members will begin their work with local organizations in February 2014.
Perspectives on Poverty
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Three national leaders in the field of poverty studies addressed the Shepherd Consortium Teaching Symposium.
National Leaders to Address Shepherd Poverty Symposium
Friday, July 26, 2013
The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty's second teaching symposium will focus on families, children and poverty.
Sociology Professor Wins Prize Linked to Her Shepherd Program Internship
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Shannon Elizabeth Bell, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky, recently won the 2013 Robert Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism from the Environment and Technology S...
Shepherd Program Blog
Summer Reflections by Chris Ahn ’16
Monday, September 23, 2013
Please enjoy the below reflection from Chris Ahn, Bonner Class of 2016. Written by: Chris Ahn This summer I worked in a village in Korea where due to historical circumstances (it used to be a leper co...
Reflections on SIP PACT Therapeutic Nursery
Friday, August 16, 2013
Please see the reflection below from Becca Dean, Bonner Class of ’16. Written by: Becca Dean I had the good fortune of spending this past summer in Baltimore, Maryland at PACT Therapeutic N...
Reflections on Shepherd Internship in Camden
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Please enjoy the reflection below from Bonner Student Leah Gose ’15 on her Shepherd Internship work in Camden, NJ. Written By: Leah Gose For t...
Reflections on a Summer of Service and Research
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The reflection below is written by Yi Luo, a rising third year Bonner who has elected to continue his commitment to serve with his community partners while in Lexington for a research position this su...
Summer Internship at RESULTS
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The reflection below is from rising Senior Bonner Katja Kleine, who is in her second summer of interning with the advocacy organization RESULTS in Washington, DC. Written By: Katja Kleine This summer,...