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

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 […]


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 (SHECP) to examine the relationship between food and childhood health.

Upcoming Events

Date Event
Jan 31
4th Annual Souper Bowl
Evans Hall, 11:00 AM
Feb 5
Feb 7
Social Justice Documentary Series
Hillel Multipurpose Room, 6:00 PM