director announcement

Since 1998, Shepherds’ singular mission has been to help close the opportunity gap for underserved, inner-city Connecticut youths. The pandemic experience and its aftermath have only widened the social and financial disparities for many in these communities.

Shepherds comprehensive program providing educational opportunity, the personal guidance of a mentor, and life skills training have allowed over 325 students to graduate from high school, to cross that bridge, and go onto college and productive careers.

I write at this time to ask that you consider the many benefits your hard work and good fortune have brought you and consider making an investment to help build the bridge across that gap.

As we enter this time of thanksgiving with a spirit of appreciation and generosity, let’s work together to provide those opportunities to more students and families and build a better life for not only these young people and their families but our own communities as well.

Thank you in advance for your support, and best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.

With sincere gratitude,



Daniel R. McAuliffe, Jr.
Executive Director

Shepherds, Inc. is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.