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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!

Oct 14

The Peace Corps' Origin Story: A Lesson in Leadership and Service

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On the 59th anniversary of a fateful speech by John F. Kennedy at the University of Michigan, our Quote of the Week recalls the origins of the Peace Corps. It also reminds us of the strong leadership and belief in service of thousands of Americans, politicians and civilians alike, which brought...

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Oct 07

Remembering the Origins of Head Start

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates Head Start, the early childhood education program for children facing difficult economic circumstances. With its holistic approach, Head Start also includes health care and social components, and support and services for parents, all of which vary based on the...

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Sep 30

The Importance of Legal Representation

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week shines a spotlight on a central aspect of the War on Poverty: the need to provide legal representation and other legal services to anyone who cannot afford them. Indeed, granting everyone equal protections under the law is one of the ways we can work to provide justice for...

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Sep 24

Sarge on Environmental Protection

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week echoes the sentiments of millions around the world who took the streets during Friday’s climate strike and Saturday’s International Day of Peace actions. With the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit yielding great attention but few commitments, we join those millions...

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Sep 16

Shining a Spotlight on Peace Corps

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week expresses some fundamental principles of being a Peace Corps Volunteer that we'd like like to celebrate this week. They are principles that Sargent Shriver cultivated in himself and in all of the institutions he created. We chose our Quote of the Week in anticipation of the...

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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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Sep 02

For Labor Day

Our Quote of the Week marks Labor Day with a call to the humanizing of American life. The quote is as relevant today as it was when Sargent Shriver said these words 47 years ago.In a 1972 speech about the importance of labor, Sargent Shriver addressed American workers. At the time, he was...

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Aug 26

Our Interconnectedness

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week speaks to an urgent need we have today: we must acknowledge the fact that we are all connected, and we must find ways to work together to solve problems of global importance. Speaking at the 1997 World Health Organization Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sargent...

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