All of us at Teach For America mourn the loss of Sargent Shriver at the same time that we celebrate his extraordinary life and unparalleled leadership. Sargent Shriver's commitment to improving the welfare of society's most underserved, his pioneering spirit, and his vision of the power of engaging citizens in service resulted in the creation of not one, but several of the most impactful institutions in the world. His work served as a source of inspiration for thousands, including so many of us at Teach For America. With enormous gratitude for Sargent Shriver's example, and deep respect for his legacy of service and impact, our hearts go out to the Shriver family as they mourn his loss and celebrate his life.
CEO & Founder, Teach for America