Partnerships matter as we work so hard to help students break the cycle of poverty. One such essential partnership is the IU School of Optometry. They come and test our students as young as 3 years old to determine any kind of visual challenge that may...

In a season where there is a lot of political conversation, I am reminded that there are lots of conversations and promises related to poverty. Yet, very little has been accomplished in the war on poverty. I often hear about how more programs and more...

Is there enough food in Indianapolis? Is there enough housing in Indianapolis? The answer to both is, simply, yes. Poverty is not the lack of resources, but it is more about access to resources. So how do we create access to the things our neighbors need? Is that true...

There has been a lot written about the different tests that students take. While our tests and scores are better than most, we are not satisfied. This is not about competition between schools, it is about a student who has a name and a face....

I want to share with you a story from a few of our staff members, and how they helped our neighbors during the recent cold snaps. While driving through the neighborhood and distributing blankets, we noticed a lady and her elementary-aged daughter standing on the corner....

So, it is Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for. Whenever I am having a bad day, I take a short walk through our building to see the faces of our students and neighbors. When I do this, I am reminded about how...

We are excited to be partnering with Kids, Inc. to help them start an after-school program in Fountain Square. By sharing our supportive material and a staff member, we are able to help them start serving urban students in an area that we don't...

Mario Morino says in his book, “Leap of reason,” “The great organizations are those who tackle issues bigger than themselves and partner with others to tackle it.” Partnerships are a key part of Shepherd Community. One great partner is Community East Hospital. In an attempt to better...

Our school year programs are back in gear. Every day, over 400 students are touched by the ministry of Shepherd Community Center. Really, we are a funnel for friends like you and our neighbors. Together we make a great team to enable families to break the...