Leadership

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!

Sep 09

The Importance of Education

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

The issue of education is on our mind as students of all ages settle back into school this month. Our Quote of the Week highlights the importance of education while acknowledging some of the most basic and serious challenges that our underfunded public schools face. Sargent Shriver's career in...

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Aug 19

"A New Sense of Community"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is inspired by the relentless attacks on some of the most vulnerable members of our communities across the United States, including the economically disadvantaged, people of color, migrants and refugees (keeping in mind that in many cases our most vulnerable neighbors...

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Aug 05

"Who is Really Backward?"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

As we continue through a painful period of escalating disrespect and violence towards our own citizens and neighbors, our Quote of the Week forces us to pause for a moment of much-needed self reflection. Our motivation for choosing this week's quote is simple: we are heartbroken by the frequency...

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Jul 29

"The Measuring Stick for Our Actions"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that how a leader treats people within a country's borders has a profound impact on how the rest of the world will see that country. It calls attention to the power of leading by example.Taken from the Democratic foreign policy statement that was part Sargent...

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Jun 24

"A Net Beneath Which We Will Not Let One Another Fall"

Our Quote of the Week expresses, rather poetically, Sargent Shriver's vision of the social safety net. It also encapsulates how he saw the nature of citizenship: that as citizens, we must be aware that we are all connected to one another, and that we therefore have a responsibility to give those...

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Jun 03

Focused Leadership

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is a stark reminder that to have a political system that functions for the people, we must elect leaders who focus on serving the people. Of course, this statement implies that we too have a role: by being engaged citizens, by being involved in the political process, we can...

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May 27

Remembering President Kennedy

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week honors our 35th President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, on the 102nd anniversary of his birth this week. A leader who captured the imagination of millions throughout the world, and whose sweeping initiatives, from creating the Peace Corps to expanding the space program and...

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Apr 08

"Be a History Maker"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes from a commencement speech that Sargent Shriver made in 1964, during the nascent months of the War on Poverty and the height of the Peace Corps.In his speech, Sargent Shriver acknowledges the scale of the challenges set before him to bring 30...

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