Category Archives: Category: Fundraising

Be a Part of the Solution

The pandemic has shined a light on socio-economic disparities in education in Connecticut. Per the CT Mirror, this Spring during the COVID-19 shutdown of schools “In Bridgeport, a full half of the student body didn’t show up regularly for remote schooling during the pandemic compared to 19% who were chronically absent before school buildings closed.” Likewise 

Thank You Heisman Trophy Trust

In an exceptionally challenging year for nonprofits, Shepherds is extraordinarily grateful for a recent contribution from the Heisman Trophy Trust. Their generous gift will help fund tuition and programing for Shepherds students at Notre Dame West Haven High School. Thank you to the Trustees of the Heisman Trophy Trust for your continuing your long-standing commitment

Mentor a student

Become a Mentor to a NDWH Freshman

It has been six years since Mark Healey and Celia Pinzi became mentors to NDWH ’18 student Reuben Clark. Shepherds spoke to Mark and Reuben recently to ask about how being in the Shepherds’ program impacted them. “It has been an absolute joy to watch Reuben change from a shy young freshman, to the accomplished college

Reuben

Be a Part of the Solution

For over 20 years, generous donors have provided the ability for under-served but motivated young men and women like Reuben to be part of the Shepherds program. This year, your participation in making that possible is more critical than ever. Shepherds has a goal of bringing on 12 new students into our program this fall. To

Shepherds 2018-19 Annual Report

This Annual Report presents the intersection of the numbers, events, and the people that define Shepherds’ mission in action. We are proud of the accomplishments of our students and the role Shepherds plays in supporting them. We invite you to read our Annual Report and hope it inspires you to support our mission by becoming

Giving Tuesday

A financial contribution to Shepherds this Giving Tuesday has a tremendous impact on a local high school student. Shepherds students are successful students who continue their education after high school. Our graduation rate is 95% compared to their Bridgeport and New Haven peers graduation rate at 55-60%. Last year, 100% of our students went on