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Our blog is the place we share stories about our work and our community. As our society continues to struggle with some of the same issues that Sargent Shriver focused on -- poverty, racism, inequality, war -- we look forward to sharing our discoveries with you. If you have your own story to share about Sarge or about how he has influenced your life or work, share it with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org.

Wed Jan 18 00:00:00 EST 2017 Wed Jan 18 00:00:00 EST 2017

A Master Class in Public Service

by Taylor Stoermer

Getting a job as a senior staff member to a United States Senator can send anyone’s head into the clouds for a bit, regardless of one’s age. When the hallowed halls of Congress are laid open to you, when all that is unseen suddenly becomes seen, it’s not uncommon to feel as if you have been...

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Wed Dec 14 11:48:05 EST 2016 Wed Dec 14 11:48:05 EST 2016

Shriver’s Call to Service Still Echoes for One Peace Corps Volunteer Turned Social Entrepreneur

by Evan Delahanty

Being a Peace Corps volunteer isn’t just a two-year experience. It’s the beginning of a new life journey. That’s what I discovered after returning to the US after my service. My experiences led me to launch my own entrepreneurial initiative, Peaceful Fruits, a social good fruit snack company on a...

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Thu Mar 31 10:55:00 EDT 2016 Thu Mar 31 10:55:00 EDT 2016

Finding the "Peace" in the Peace Corps

by Alana DeJoseph

[Editor’s Note: The mission of the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute is to inspire commitment, action, and social innovation, following the example of Sargent Shriver. We are answering Sarge’s call: “Break your mirrors!” We invite others to do the same, and to share their stories about learning...

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Mon Nov 09 05:36:21 EST 2015 Mon Nov 09 05:36:21 EST 2015

On Sarge's 100th Birthday, He Calls On Us to "Break Our Mirrors"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

November 9, 2015 marks the 100th birthday of Robert Sargent Shriver. In the months leading up to this date, we reviewed Sarge's many accomplishments: the establishment of the Peace Corps; the creation of the War on Poverty programs (Head Start, Job Corps, VISTA, Community Action, Legal...

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Mon Jan 12 16:23:00 EST 2015 Mon Jan 12 16:23:00 EST 2015

2014/15 Shriver Program Undergraduate Fellows Announced

by University of Chicago Institute of Politics

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...

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Mon Oct 06 13:18:06 EDT 2014 Mon Oct 06 13:18:06 EDT 2014

Classic Sarge

by Jamie Price

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...

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Fri Sep 19 16:02:00 EDT 2014 Fri Sep 19 16:02:00 EDT 2014

The Sargent Shriver Program for Leadership in Public Service

by University of Chicago Institute of Politics

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....

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Thu Jul 17 16:07:00 EDT 2014 Thu Jul 17 16:07:00 EDT 2014

AP: Maria Shriver Launches Shriver Corps

by Beth Harpaz

Maria Shriver is launching a new U.S. volunteer initiative called the Shriver Corps, named in part to honor the legacy of her late father, Sargent Shriver, who founded the Peace Corps. The Shriver Corps will train volunteers to help poor Americans connect with programs they're entitled to but...

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