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Mark Shriver

Let's Use Evidence-Based Interventions to Save the Lives of Children and Mothers

Agnès Binagwaho | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Agnès Binagwaho

Rwanda's success, while remarkable, is not a mystery. Investments were based on the evidence, tackling the biggest threats to child survival by increasing effective interventions such as vaccinations and breastfeeding rates.

Those Pesky Facts in the War on Poverty

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and his staff have reviewed whether President Johnson's "War on Poverty" has been effective over the last 50 years. There are at least five major problems with the report and the subsequent conclusions that are reached.

Tackling Child Poverty: Having That Vision Thing

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Nobody -- no matter their political ideology -- should find it acceptable that 22 percent of our nation's children live in poverty

WATCH: Mark Shriver: 'Politics Is A Tough Combat Sport'

Posted 02.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Mark Shriver, vice president and managing director of Save the Children, spoke about the lack of compromise in Washington during a recent interview wi...

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?

Responding in Newtown

Mark Shriver | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Mark Shriver

We all struggle with how to respond to a crisis like this, but Save the Children knows, from decades of responding to emergencies, the little things make a big difference. I found these 10 Tips for Helping Children Cope very helpful and hope you do too.

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.

What Makes a Good Man: A Conversation Between Jennifer Garner and Mark Shriver

Jennifer Garner | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Garner

In honor of Father's Day, I spoke to Mark Shriver, senior vice president of Save the Children in Washington D.C. and author of the new memoir A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, about parenting and advocacy -- and how both make our world a better place.

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 ...

WATCH LIVE Today: How Education Can Help Fight Poverty In America

Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Mark Shriver, head of U.S. programs for Save the Children, will address middle and high students across the country in a...

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.

Education Nation Changes the Conversation

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Mark Shriver

Our country is engaged in a deep, delicate battle about how to slice up the federal budget. What may surprise some people is that early childhood education comes down to everything Americans are anxious about.

President Obama Delivers For America's Youngest

Mark Shriver | Posted 07.27.2011 | Education
Mark Shriver

However, just before official Washington raced home for the Memorial Day weekend, something really fabulous got done for America's youngest.

Election Day: The 74 Million Americans Who Had No Voice

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Shriver

We are a nation of 74 million kids. But because kids don't vote, don't host shows on Fox or MSNBC, don't run PACs or host fundraisers, their priorities simply aren't met in Washington, D.C. or the states.

One Poll That Can't Get Lost in the Electoral Storm

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Shriver

In the month before Election Day, Americans are understandably fatigued and disheartened by a daily onslaught of polls that reveal the public's unrele...

America's Kids: Bearing the Brunt of the Recession

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Shriver

The age group with the highest rates of poverty in the US are children under 18. We can have a robust debate about the role of government for adults living in poverty but children can't work and they can't vote.

After BP, Louisiana's Next Manmade Disaster

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Shriver

The flooding of New Orleans wasn't the only man-made disaster that struck the Gulf Coast five years ago: our failure to meet the needs of children during the hurricaine was a catastrophe of no less epic proportions.

Our Future Dims as Childhood Poverty Jumps

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Shriver

Childhood poverty in the United States ignites a devastating chain of consequences that leads to equally devastating places.

Another Gulf Coast Disaster...Are We Ready?

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Shriver

During the response to Hurricane Katrina, some kids weren't reunited with their families for up to six months. If five years isn't long enough to learn the lesson that preparation for kids matters for all of us, then how long is?

How to Turn Banking Waste into a Bright Future for All Kids

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Mark Shriver

The debate on the Senate floor has largely ignored the fact that savings from student loan reform would buy us an America much better prepared to compete in the future global economy.

For Kids, the First Five Years Are Forever

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Shriver

Startling new research shows that the 1 in 6 American kids living in poverty are subject to stress that can transform their very physiology, impeding intellectual skills for the rest of their lives.

This Week In Impact Blogs: Good News In Afghanistan, Struggles In Uganda, And Empowering Impoverished Kids

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week's Impact blog posts covered a typically divergent range of topics, and as anyone who's kept up with the American news cycle of late knows, t...

Obama Fulfilling Commitment to Rural America

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Shriver

Just like Obama is looking for new industries, like green technology, to drive the economic recovery, innovative 21st century solutions can be the force behind revitalized rural education.