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Sargent Shriver

Collaboration is the antidote to despair

Luz Vega-Marquis | Posted 12.11.2016 | Impact
Luz Vega-Marquis

In the wake of this hope-sapping election season, it is all too easy to imagine a starkly divided future for this nation. But to accept that vision-- ...

A Challenge on King Day

John Bridgeland | Posted 01.15.2017 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Since 9/11, millions of Americans have spent the King holiday serving through groups like Earth Conservation Corps, City Year, Martha's Table, and Habitat for Humanity. Those experiences renew the spirit -- our own and the country's -- at a time of historically low levels of social trust and lingering tensions that divide us by race, ethnicity, income and immigrant status.

Where Art Thou Sargent Shriver?

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 06.26.2016 | Books
Trisha de Borchgrave

Once in a while comes along a large, hulking tome of a book whose pages flop with fun-filled substance. "Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver", by Scott Stossel, is just such a book.

Natalie Jackson

Why Carson And Fiorina Won't Win | Natalie Jackson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

There’s something different about a couple of this week’s entrants into the contest for the Republican presidential nomination. In the mix of gove...

What Head Start Can Teach Us About Quality Education

Martine Singer | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Martine Singer

This fall we're welcoming more than 300 three- and four-year olds at Head Start sites in Los Angeles and Burbank. Head Start is the federal school readiness program that serves a million low-income children across the country.

Expanding a Culture of Service

Kirsten Lodal | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Kirsten Lodal

Service is an essential part of our nation's DNA. Throughout our history, volunteers across the country have stepped up to fill a range of critical needs.

Poor: No Longer a Four-Letter Word

Luz Vega-Marquis | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Luz Vega-Marquis

What does it mean to be poor in America? Just as importantly, who decides how poverty is defined? Let's start with the dictionary. According to the p...

Maria Shriver And Oprah Sit Down With Real Women Living On The Brink

OWN | Posted 03.29.2014 | OWN

Millions of women are living at or below the poverty line, despite the fact that they have jobs. In her new documentary, "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Li...

Women Are the Answer

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

After years of recession and lackluster recovery, somebody has finally stated the obvious: If women were participating in the American economy up to their potential, happy days would be here again.

The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later, Do We Have the 'Glands?'

John Bouman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
John Bouman

At this 50th anniversary of the declaration of the War on Poverty, there are signs that if America's leaders take on poverty by name, the country itself may be ready to take large-scale action against poverty.

Harris Wofford: Celebrating a Beacon of Citizen Service

Wendy Spencer | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

The Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor, recognizes American citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens. Sen. Harris Wofford will be honored along with other recipients at a White House ceremony on Friday, Feb. 15.

The Pro Life Movement at a Crossroads

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

In the winter of 2013, it is fair to say that the pro-life movement faces a crossroads the likes of which it has not seen since 1976. It will do well, therefore, to recall some of the events of that earlier political season.

Will Maria Shriver Fill Uncle Ted's Senate Shoes?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

From WJZ-TV in Baltimore where she became fast friends with work colleague Oprah Winfrey to the CBS Morning News to anchoring, producing and reporting for NBC News, Maria proved herself again and again as someone who works hard and with a conscience. And why not?

Recalling George McGovern's Last Campaign

William Bradley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

George McGovern lived these core ideals of the American Republic, acting in the tradition of Jefferson and the Enlightenment. And he lived them in dramatic action, in some of the most turbulent times of American history.

Best Buddies Comes Along For the Ride

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 10.09.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The event is the largest one-day fundraiser conducted by Best Buddies; in nine years, the Best Buddies Challenge has raised over $35 million dollars through healthy competition between fundraising teams.

Mark Shriver's Wonderful Book On His Father

Laurence Leamer | Posted 08.27.2012 | Books
Laurence Leamer

Mark has learned well from his father, and not just in how to write notes on books he ships off to potential reviewers. He is unflinching as he faces the moral dilemmas of his and his father's life.

God In The Din Around Us

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Sarge Shriver saw faith not as a burden or set of rules but a way to live life fully. He practiced everyday Christianity, and it enriched his life and the lives of all those around him.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: Empathy Is the First Step to Serving Others

Marc Ozburn | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

My personal hero is Sargent Shriver and has been for some time. He epitomized living with purpose and showed up to life every day with drive and gratitude.

Why I'm a Little Mad at Maria Shriver

Seth Matlins | Posted 08.14.2012 | Women
Seth Matlins

What's the difference between being a good woman and being a good man and being a good person? Shouldn't those of us fighting for equality speak to what makes us the same when we can?

My Father Arranged JFK's Funeral

Posted 06.05.2012 | Books

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr, better known as Sargent Shriver, created the Peace Corps while a senior member of JFK's administration. He married Eunice ...

Let's Put the 'Peace' Back in Peace Corps

Kevin F. F. Quigley | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Kevin F. F. Quigley

The United States has never really put the necessary resources into waging peace. The amount of the Peace Corps' entire budget in its first 50 years was spent by the Department of Defense budget in just five days this year.

A Senator Remembered for the Wrong Reason

Al Eisele | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

Earlier this month, the St. Louis University School of Law paid tribute to the late Sen. Tom Eagleton by hosting a celebration of the Missouri Democra...

Happy Thanksgiving

Mark Shriver | Posted 01.21.2012 | DC
Mark Shriver

This is my first Thanksgiving without my dad. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him greatly, but not a day goes by that I don't thank God for blessing me with such a role model.

Republican Reasoning: Why 2008 Was the Year for Occupying and Protesting Wall Street

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

I am surprised that they did not happen in 2008 at the height of the financial collapse. We've known the root of this discontent for years, if not decades. It has to do with America's growing poverty and income inequality rates.

A Call to Peace

John Bridgeland | Posted 11.20.2011 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Fifty years ago, the dream of sending thousands of Americans abroad to foster peace and prosperity became reality with the signing of the Peace Corps Act on September 22, 1961.