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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...

It is a challenging time! Giving is down in all sectors of the non-profit world. Governments are talking about taxing non-profits. Many of our families are dealing with major life challenges. Yet I have hope. Why? Because money doesn’t define us. The government will do what it wants, and...

Today, July 31st is the 23rd anniversary of my family moving to Indianapolis to join the work at Shepherd Community Center. We have fallen in love with our neighbors. It has been our privilege to serve with our neIghbors to make the Near-Eastside a better place...

So the “heat is on," as the song says. It seems as if there was no spring. Yet, for our neighborhood, this is a life and death situation. Stuck in an apartment with no air movement. The local EMS have been busy transporting folks with breathing...

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of his hotel in Memphis, TN. On the 50th anniversary of his passing, we honor the legacy of this powerful speaker, writer and leader of the civil rights movement — a...

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. My prayer today is that we always give voice to the voiceless and support to the powerless. May we be Christ to the least and the lost. May...

A few years ago, we built a teaching kitchen as part of our building. This was critical to helping our families learn how to cook. It helps them learn a skill that will help their money go further at the grocery store. It also helps them...