UVM Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

About UVM Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) encourages the study of poverty as a complex social problem, by expanding and improving educational opportunities for college students in a wide range of disciplines and career trajectories. Through its programs, SHECP and its member institutions prepare students for a lifetime of professional and civic efforts to diminish poverty and enhance human capability, while also supporting connections among students, faculty, staff, and alumni engaged in the study of poverty.


Youth Programs Intern

June 2021 - August 2021 Savannah, GA
“I loved how helpful and thoughtful UVM & SHECP was through the application and matching process! SHECP is unique because it looks at my individual skills and matches me to a nonprofit anywhere in the United States that would most benefit from those skills and/or aligns with my interests the most. Being an Art Education major, I highlighted how Art and social justice were extremely important topics for me, and I was matched with Loop it Up- Savannah as a result, an art-focused/social-justice oriented non-profit that provides educational programing for impoverished families in and around Savannah, GA. There was consistent communication from UVM, SHECP, and Loop-it Up throughout the summer making this experience very educational and enjoyable! Cannot recommend enough. ”
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