BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY
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The ground has been broken. Yes, our expansion is underway! This expansion is all about empowering our families with the tools necessary to break the cycle of poverty. A key addition in this new construction is our teaching kitchen. Unfortunately, cooking is a lost art. Coupled with...

Quite honestly, I don't remember fall break, but then again I didn't start school until after Labor Day. Guess I'm old! Fall break started for our After-School kids this week and our K3 – 5th grade Academy joins them on break next week. We sure do...

I remember those days. Although, it has been quite a while for me, I still remember the excitement of new school supplies, new clothes, new friends, and a new teacher. Well, here at Shepherd it is no different. Our students are nervous yet excited by the...

This past Saturday I spent the day with the young boy I mentor. He earned a day at Chuck E Cheese. He was like a pinball, full of excitement and energy. I did my best to keep up...

The Power of One mentor is amazing. I know, I had several key people in my life. Those who invested in my life. Those who helped form me to be who I am today, but none like one: my dad! This week is the one year...

The Power of One. One family that helped deliver one of the 300 thanksgiving baskets . One couple who helped deliver one of the 430 thanksgiving meals we delivered thanksgiving lunch. One individual who helped cook the food. One student who volunteered an afternoon to help tutor a child. One...

What are you thankful for? This past Sunday, many joined with Shepherd to deliver hundreds of Thanksgiving food baskets to families In our neighborhood. All the fixins for the Thanksgiving meal. I am thankful for our partners at Indian Creek Christian Church who provided the baskets. I am...

My family and I are blessed to be served by one of the best police and fire departments in the U.S. These public servants have answered a high call to serve our city. This is crucial for our families who live in our neighborhood. We...

What do I have to be thankful for? My family My heritage My church family My friends Shepherd community How about you? During this season of thanksgiving count your blessings! And think of someone who is not so blessed. -Jay...

from indystar.com, July 18th 2014 Jay Height was still reeling from one of the latest acts of gruesome violence inflicted on Indianapolis this summer when I caught up with him this past week. Days earlier, police called to a Northwestside apartment complex found a woman beaten to...