There has been a lot written about the different tests that students take. While our tests and scores are better than most, we are not satisfied. This is not about competition between schools, it is about a student who has a name and a face. Our...

I want to share with you a story from a few of our staff members, and how they helped our neighbors during the recent cold snaps. While driving through the neighborhood and distributing blankets, we noticed a lady and her elementary-aged daughter standing on the corner....

So, it is Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for. Whenever I am having a bad day, I take a short walk through our building to see the faces of our students and neighbors. When I do this, I am reminded about how...

Our school year programs are back in gear. Every day, over 400 students are touched by the ministry of Shepherd Community Center. Really, we are a funnel for friends like you and our neighbors. Together we make a great team to enable families to break the...

It is a challenging time! Giving is down in all sectors of the non-profit world. Governments are talking about taxing non-profits. Many of our families are dealing with major life challenges. Yet I have hope. Why? Because money doesn’t define us. The government will do what it wants, and...

Today, July 31st is the 23rd anniversary of my family moving to Indianapolis to join the work at Shepherd Community Center. We have fallen in love with our neighbors. It has been our privilege to serve with our neIghbors to make the Near-Eastside a better place...

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...

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...

This past Friday a fire took the life of a 90-year-old woman and seriously injured her 68-year-old daughter in our neighborhood. This is a family that regularly receives food delivered to their home by Shepherd volunteers. This, among many other things, causes us to grieve and reminds...

Even though the weather has been cold and dreary late, Spring is in the air! But our program kids are anxious to get outside and play! Whether the students are playing baseball, soccer, or just climbing on a playground set, spring is a time for our students...