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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...

Hey, we're excited here at Minnie Hartmann. Our new early childhood center opened this week and we've had little feet walking in this door and we're excited about that. We've had parents carry in their infant children in, and we know that this...

‘Connectivity is oxygen’: How Shepherd Community is helping families gain internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools across the nation to shut down in March, families and educators were suddenly confronted with a new set of complex challenges. Chief among them:...

Hi, it's Jay Height here at Shepard Community. And today we're going to take a look back over the last 120 days when we pivoted to deal with major crisis of an economy, of a upheaval because of racism and a pandemic. We...

Shepherd’s new child care center will set foundation for lifetime of learning It doesn’t take much imagination to see what Christmas programs will one day look and sound like at the Minnie Hartmann Center on Indianapolis’ near east side. As scores of young children sing carols, dozens...