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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 

Distant but Still Very Social

Cougar Camp 2020 kicked-off the school year for Shepherds Class of 2024 at Kolbe Cathedral High School. KCHS faculty, Shepherds Staff and Students all observed the proper COVID safety procedures of keeping at least 6 feet apart and wearing face coverings. Despite social distancing, students and staff were still quite social! Getting to know their

Shepherds class of 2020

Shepherds Celebrates the Class of 2020

At this time of year, Shepherds would be usually be gathering together to celebrate our seniors’ accomplishments and high school graduations. With the health crisis, we are unable to host in-person celebrations. However, that does not diminish our pride in our graduates. Our students’ hard work and determination, coupled with support from their family, Shepherds

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An Important Message from Shepherds Board of Directors on Social & Educational Inequality

June 2020 Dear Shepherds Community,  We hope that this finds you safe and healthy in these unsettled times.   As we face the devastation wrought on our country and our world by the  Covid-19 crisis, we also acknowledge, as we always have, that there exists  in this country great social and economic inequality. We understand and 

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

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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

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Shepherds Seniors Zoom into Their Future

Shepherds’ seniors at our partner schools, Notre Dame West Haven and Kolbe Cathedral, are in the midst of making their college selection for the fall. Unlike previous years, COVID-19 is making in-person guidance counseling and mentoring very challenging for students and their guidance counselors. Analyzing academic goals, financial aid packages and potential transportation issues is a daunting task for