The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on

Poverty Studies

The purpose of the consortium on poverty is to equip college students to address the problem of poverty, as future professionals and citizens, by expanding and improving opportunities to study the meanings, causes, and consequences of poverty in a wide range of disciplines. The project will develop a gateway course on poverty studies that centers on the intersections between religion, poverty, and the city of Baltimore. After taking the gateway course, students will participate in a summer internship that helps them to develop an applied understanding of course materials, gain professional experience, and contribute to the social good of the city.