Sarge on Street Desolation2

Break Your Mirrors

In a 1994 address at Yale, Sargent Shriver gave this call to action: "Break Your Mirrors!" What did he mean, and how can we heed his call?

Learn More
DL Desolation thumb
Sarge w/ JFK

Peace Corps

Sargent Shriver was the person President Kennedy turned to to make his grand vision of the Peace Corps a reality.

Learn More
DL JFK thumb
Shriver Meets with LBJ

War on Poverty

Lyndon Johnson asked Sargent Shriver to lead the War on Poverty. Sarge created a series of programs that continue to serve Americans today.

Learn More
DL Sarge w LBJ thumb
Sarge Reaching Out

Ambassador to France

In 1968, Sargent Shriver was appointed US Ambassador to France. 

Learn More
Sarge Reaching Out
Sargent Shriver Celebrates With Special Olympics Athletes

Special Olympics

Eunice Shriver, Sarge's wife, created Special Olympics. Sarge played central roles in the organization throughout his life.

Learn More
Sargent Shriver Celebrates With Special Olympics Athletes
Shriver and Young Men

Poverty Law

At attorney by trade, Sargent Shriver made legal services a priority in his work. He created and inspired programs to aid those with few legal resources gain justice.

Learn More
Shriver and Young Men
Sarge and Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil Rights

Sargent Shriver believed that all men and women are created equal. He therefore fought for civil rights throughout his career.

Learn More
DL MLK thumb

Blog

Jul 15

Engaged Citizenship

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week calls on us to examine the meaning of citizenship and engaged, productive participation in our democracy. It comes from a speech that Sargent Shriver delivered at the American Military Cemetery and Memorial in Suresnes, only weeks after being sworn in as US Ambassador to...

Jul 08

"Go Forth and Conquer the World"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

With our Quote of the Week, we convey a simple message to all who are looking around and wondering how they can engage with the world around them to make a positive difference. Sarge's message to us is to look within, use the tools we have, and start from where are in order to create "a more...

Jul 01

Remembering Stonewall: Legal Protection, Justice, and Opportunity

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, our Quote of the Week makes a clear and decisive statement about protecting the legal rights and personal freedoms of the LGBTQ+ community. With this extraordinary statement, made while he was running for President, Sargent Shriver...

View All Blog Posts

Failure to involve ourselves in the politics, the education, the commercial endeavors of our times, is to abdicate one's citizenship.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Sign up to receive the
Quote of the Week by e-mail.




AMERICAN IDEALIST

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

SARGE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SARGENT SHRIVER

This exhaustively researched, authorized biography depicts Shriver’s connection to the historical events of the 20th century—the Great Depression, World War II, JFK’s assassination, the Cold War, and more. Sarge gives us a complete account of Shriver’s life, as well as thoughtful commentary on the Kennedy family, the Peace Corps, and US and world history.

Details & Buy

A GOOD MAN

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