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Hello, my name is Sinai and welcome to Shepherd Jr. News. We are the team of eight journalists that want to share with you, our audience, some of behind the scenes activities and people at Shepherd community. For our first story, we will go to...

I think the first question we have to ask ourselves is the why. Why are we doing this? Why does Shepard exist? And we have said, "We are here to help families break the cycle of poverty." We know that there are multiple assets needed,...

Shepherd posted the job description and I read it and it was going to give me the opportunity to do police work the way that I think police work should be done...

Project Jordan program is really focused on home visits. And so that's a great opportunity to build a relationship with a family...

True poverty is defined as being unloved, unwanted, uncared for. When I looked to Shepherd, I had to own it. I was living in poverty. Before, I wouldn't have said I was living in poverty. The reality is I was...

I think you got to understand what people are coming from and how you can help them best, because it's not easy growing up over here. And a lot of people don't understand that. I would say without Pastor Jay and Shepherd, I probably wouldn't...

You know, our kids they don't come to afterschool program because of the clubs, they come because of the relationships...

Today, we're setting up for the Christmas Store. We take down our normal classrooms and normal uses of the building, and we transform it into a store that families are able to come and shop for their kids...

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...