BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY
Stories of Progress & Change
MAKING AN IMPACT

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"It's the connection God has given me."

“Kathryn wanted more for her daughters.”
“She wants the best for her girls.”
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Fifteen years ago, Kathryn* came to Shepherd’s women’s group with few of the skills she would need to break the cycle of poverty for her family. “Kathryn wanted more for her daughters.” In addition to coming to Shepherd herself, Kathryn put her children into Shepherd programs as...

When Pam Rady left her inner-city neighborhood at the age of 21, she thought she’d never be back. “I was bitter, because I’ve been through a lot.”   Decades later, when her son became a pastor in Shepherd’s community, Pam became a believer, and God began to change...

Hi, it's Jay Height here at Shepherd Community, and it's a beautiful Fall day. Football's happening finally and the Colts winning and, amidst all of the challenges, we have some good news and we're making great impact. We appreciate everyone's support as we...

The pandemic has widened economic disparities in Indianapolis. Here’s how you can help families make it through a desperate time. Economists call it the K-shaped recovery. For many upper-income Americans, the economic rebound from the COVID-19 recession has been swift and lucrative.  Net wealth is rising.  Retirement...

Hi. It's Jay Height here at Shepherd Community. You see behind me cars dropping off kids, picking kids up. You'll see cars in this parking lot picking up food. And we're blessed to have lots of folks make it possible for us to...

Word on the street: Here’s how Shepherd makes a difference in families’ lives Word-of-mouth is the oldest form of marketing in existence. And it’s still one of the most effective. When one person tells another person how someone or something improved their life, it resonates because it’s personal...

Hi. I'm Jay Height here in Shepherd Community, outside on our playground. You see kids in the background. We're excited to have students here. Students at our elearning pods off site. Lots of kids, and we are thankful for that. Last week was...

Innovation in the time of corona: How Shepherd’s learning pods help students overcome pandemic-related learning loss This summer, McKinsey & Co., a management consulting firm, published a report about student learning loss amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It carried this disturbing headline: “The hurt could last a...

Hi welcome. And this week we want to give you an update on the difference you've made in the families here at Shepherd community. Back in March, when we put together our 120 day plan, we said we were going to impact five...

COVID-19 has made hunger a constant companion for many Americans. Here’s how you can help. The figure – in a nation with as much wealth and resources as the United States – is staggering.   On Aug. 16, the Wall Street Journal reported, based on data from...