Seen or read any of @TimShriver's talks about #FullyAlive? They're pretty inspiring & eye-opening. http://t.co/dgwegwPaQA @ChristophersInc
Programs that continue to empower ppl today MT @VISTAbuzz 50 yrs ago @RSargentShriver builds anti-poverty programs http://t.co/xgeiM3yw40
"Being nonviolent was the best thing that we could have done." #civilrights protesters to have arrests erased @AJAM http://t.co/Di5YT7xzwr
The poor are the same everywhere -- and they need the same things everywhere. They need help -- but before they need help, they need hope. And before they can have hope, they need self-respect. And before they can have self-respect, they must enjoy the same opportunities the rest of us have had. This is why helping is not easy. It is not just a matter of conscience money. It is not just a matter of handing out money, jobs, or materials. Helping the poor is a sequence of things -- like building a monument. It is a sequence first of providing opportunities that the poor can seize voluntarily; then, building their self-respect, then giving them new hope.
On February 1, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson tapped Sargent Shriver to design and lead the United States in an “unconditional war on poverty.” If you were faced with this towering challenge, what would you do? Explore what Sarge said and did, and the values that guided the decisions he made.Read More About the War on Poverty
“I can think of no American alive today who has touched more lives for the better than Sargent Shriver. Reel off the names of the organizations he inspired, led, or created and you have a sense of his multiplying legacy.” Bill Moyers, 2004.Sarge's Legacy
Sargent Shriver’s historical legacy combines a spiritually grounded idealism with deft political realism and a gift for public administration and social innovation that is alive today. Explore the methodological keys to Shriver’s pursuit of human development, dignity, and peace.Sarge's Method
The efforts of the SSPI are dedicated to commemorating Sarge’s legacy, as well as to creatively applying the principles that guided Shriver’s work (empathy, respect, service, sacrifice and humility) to contemporary peacebuilding endeavors.About SSPI
CHICAGO – The University of Chicago Institute of Politics today announced the 14 Fellows selected for the Sargent Shriver Program for Leadership in Public Service, a new initiative for UChicago undergraduates to gain practical training in public service leadership. The inaugural Shriver...
Earlier this morning I was reading, A More Beautiful Question: The Spiritual in Poetry and Art, a book by my friend, Glenn Hughes, and the chapter on “Art and Spiritual Growth” made me think of Sargent Shriver. I think about Sarge often, of course, and like the rest of his friends and...
CHICAGO – The University of Chicago Institute of Politics today announced the Sargent Shriver Program for Leadership in Public Service, a new initiative to engage a select group of third-year UChicago undergraduates in a yearlong program of practical training in public service leadership....
In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father, and applies them to his own life.Details & Buy
This exhaustively researched, authorized biography depicts Shriver’s connection to the historical events of the last century—the Great Depression, World War II, JFK’s assassination, the Cold War, and many more. Sarge gives us a complete account of Shriver’s life, as well as thoughtful commentary on the Kennedy family, the Peace Corps, and United States and world history.Details & Buy
Peace Corps, VISTA, Community Action, Head Start, Legal Services for the Poor, Youth Corps, Job Corps, ... Sargent Shriver invented a string of social initiatives that shaped an era and dared millions of young Americans to live out their ideals.Details & Buy