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 […]

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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 […]

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Volunteer in an Area Public School

Burish Service-Leadership Interns are responsible for determining the volunteer needs of an assigned school in the Rockbridge County School system, recruiting and training tutors to fill those needs, ensuring that tutors are responsible for their assigned shifts, and filling in where needed. Thanks, Burish interns, for offering lots of opportunities for W&L students to support […]

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Interns Provide Local Support During Summer Months

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While 38 W&L undergraduates and three law students are serving in internships across the country and abroad, there are quite a few who have chosen to stay in Lexington this summer to serve local agencies. Many support the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee (CKWL), making it possible to continue regular delivery shifts, offer a […]

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Shepherd Interns Serve ‘Forgotten’ Community in Belize

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Greetings from San Pedro, Belize! Our Shepherd Internship has brought us to paradise, an island along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef system, with sandy beaches, colorful buildings and pristine emerald water. Ambergris Caye is increasingly becoming a top tourist destination in the Caribbean, offering world-class diving, snorkeling and plenty of perfect spots to relax. Beneath the […]

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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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