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A number of year ago I was teaching a Poverty 101 session and we were having a little Q & A at the end when I was asked what should have been a simple question. The woman wanted to know what our goal was in...

Sometimes someone says something that suddenly shifts your way of thinking. And changes how you view the people around you. Take, for example, a recent conversation with Donna Alexander, Shepherd Community Center’s director of volunteers. As we talked about a range of volunteer opportunities, Alexander repeatedly...

Hello my name is Azul and welcome to Shepherd Jr. News. We're a team of eight journalists that want to share with you, our audience, some of the behind the scenes and people at Shepherd Community Center. The past month, we had an incident where...

In my last post I mentioned that there were two things I want everyone to remember from Poverty 101. The first is that “It’s all about relationships.” The second is that “Poverty is Complex.” Everyone who has lived in poverty, everyone who studies poverty, everyone who...

We just really want to say thank you. This kind of effort doesn't happen with just Gleaners or just Shepherd. It's a partnership between tons of different groups, all the volunteers that come in. This is a true community effort, and we really...

For amount of kids that we have shopped for, they're 737 and we have approximately 371 volunteers coming in to help those families shop.David Hermann:This partnership just began earlier in the year. It is giving people the opportunity to sign up for volunteer...

As a long-term missionary, serving with her husband and children in Zambia and the Ukraine, Donna Alexander witnessed the complexities and consequences of deep poverty in her day-to-day ministry. Yet, when she arrived at Shepherd Community Center in 2018 to serve as director of volunteers, Alexander...

Hello, my name is Jose and welcome to Shepherd Junior News. We are a team of eight journalists that want to share with you, our audience, some of the behind the scenes activities and people at Shepherd community. Today, we're going to visit the Cooking...