Poster Sessions to Highlight Poverty Capstone Work

Law and undergraduate students in Howard Pickett and Kelly Brotzman’s poverty capstone classes will present their work at one of three posters sessions April 14-15 on the Main Floor of Leyburn Library. Please join them to learn more about their research. Following is a tentative schedule: Session 1, 12:15-1:45 p.m.,   Tuesday, April 14: Maggie Ackell ’16, […]

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Undergrad, Law Students Selected for Shepherd Internship Program

Congratulations to the following undergraduate and law students who were selected to participate in the 2015 Shepherd Internship Program. These students learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for eight weeks to strengthen impoverished communities alongside individuals seeking to improve their communities. The agencies, located in various urban […]

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Good Job, Shepherd Program Community!

In 2006, Washington and Lee alumni and friends established the Friends of Rockbridge (FOR) endowment to support service learning by W&L undergraduate and law students in the local community. The FOR goal of $1 million has been met. Members of FOR and the Shepherd Program community will be pleased to learn that during this academic […]

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Take Part in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

How would your life—classes, extra-curriculars, social—be different if your dinner tonight wasn’t guaranteed? Living meal-by-meal is a real problem in the U.S. In a survey taken just last year, 14% of Americans were food insecure. What if you didn’t have a warm bed to sleep in every night? According to The State of Homelessness, on […]

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Applications Due Soon for CKWL Leadership Team

The Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee (CKWL) is a student-led organization dedicated to hunger reduction in the Rockbridge area.  Last school year the CKWL team served more than 39,000 meals to more than 900 clients, recovered more than 52,000 pounds of donated food, planted and harvested the back campus garden, and facilitated nutrition and […]

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Hunger Coast to Coast: San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco gave us a new challenge as far as hunger and homelessness. The organization we attempted to volunteer at fell through which left us with a last minute task of finding an in to explore the hunger and homelessness plaguing this city. Walking down the streets there is a definite street culture with many […]

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Hunger Coast to Coast: Third Stop

Coming from the desert of Las Vegas, the ocean and mountains of Pismo Beach were a welcome change. Pismo is a wealthy community nestled in the coastal mountains outside of Big Sur, California. The town is characterized by both the surfer community and the retirement community, a strange juxtaposition. Most of the houses are large […]

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Hunger Coast to Coast: Take Two


Driving along the Las Vegas Strip, we were shocked by its extravagance. Glitter and glamour littered the area.  To our surprise, the food bank we visited, Three Square, was also one of the most beautiful and gigantic food banks we had ever seen. To use the words of the volunteer coordinator, “This is a food […]

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Hunger Coast to Coast: Exploring the Landscape of American Hunger


Four senior Shepherd Program students are on a road-trip this spring term.  The goal of this trip is to get a cross country viewpoint to hunger and homelessness. By visiting varies cities across the country they are engaging clients, non-profit leaders, programs and policies. They all have finished capstones and thesis and are viewing this […]

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Student Leader Profile: Chris Ahn ’16

chris ahn

Name: Chris Ahn Graduation year: 2016 Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia Major/Minor: Business Administration/Poverty and Human Capability Studies, Education Policy What motivated you to get involved in the Shepherd Program?: I was drawn to how well-developed W&L’s entire poverty program was. The fact that students of all backgrounds could easily integrate their academic studies with community service […]

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