BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY
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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...

Martin Luther King, Jr. faced many oppositions to his goal of civil rights for all. Folks on each side of the issue criticized and attacked his work. He relentlessly pushed forward, despite the opposition. One who opposed him eventually killed him. Yet his dream did not...

Your gift made during the Christmas season helps us to provide hope to break the cycle of poverty all year long! Shepherd isn’t just here one month a year, but daily, all year long we are working hard to serve our neighbors. This would not be...

I am thankful I am thankful for my Faith. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for my friends and neighbors. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve at Shepherd Community Center. I am thankful so many partner with Shepherd to allow us to minister to our...

The issues of the city require everyone working together. So, when a 15-year-old steals a car and a gun, rams one of our buses, and then flees on foot, who can we partner with? IMPD does an amazing job and makes sure the suspect is caught and...

As we work to break the cycle of poverty with our neighborhood families, various partnerships become crucial. In order for us to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and academic needs of our neighbors, we must work together with experienced partners. One of those partnerships is HATCH,...

I recently read an article about how students who live in an area of high crime have less ability to be upwardly mobile. The challenges of crime affect their economic future. Without doing much analysis, I would tell you that our police department is doing more...