May 2020

Our blog is the place we share our Quote of the Week as well as other insights about our work and about our community. As our society continues to struggle with some of the same issues that Sargent Shriver focused on -- poverty, racism, inequality, war -- we believe it's important to share our stories with each other. Do you have a story to share about Sarge? Has his work influenced you? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

May 04

A Spirit of Cooperation, with "A Commitment to Our Own Principles"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week describes a way for us to move forward in our politics but is useful advice for daily life, as well.Sargent Shriver spoke these words at the Alabama Young Democrats Convention on September 6, 1974. The convention was held four weeks after President Richard Nixon had...

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May 11

Striving Together "for the Dignity of Man"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates the 52nd anniversary of Sargent Shriver's appointment as US Ambassador to France.  On May 8, 1968, Sargent Shriver spoke these words in his arrival ceremony in Paris, as he officially presented his credentials to French President Charles de Gaulle. With...

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May 18

The Success of Head Start

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us of the success of Head Start, the War on Poverty program that combines early childhood education, nutrition,  health, and social services programs for children, while encouraging active parent participation. Head Start celebrates its 55th birthday today.At...

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