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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Michelle Nunn
    Michigan a few months ago to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Peace Corps At the event Senator Harris Wofford told us the story of the agency s founding He shared how the idea was born of an improvisational interaction with President Kennedy and a group of students who took President Kennedy s words and challenged him to turn rhetoric to reality The students created a petition with 1 000 signatures asking the President to launch a program that called upon the nation s young people to serve the world Senator Kennedy took note and asked Sargent Shriver and others to create a major policy proposal for what was within 10 days coined and framed as the Peace Corps Harris told us that in the initial frenetic months of its foundation Sargent Shriver was given a long memorandum that drew out a cautious and conservative approach to the incremental growth of the Peace Corps Harris recounted that Sarge would give this memorandum to every person who came into interview for the job and ask them their opinion of it If they liked it and expressed approval for its safe and prudent approach he politely dismissed them and continued to search for individuals who would reject caution and aspired to exponential growth and change As we consider the world before us and the sometimes seemingly insurmountable challenges I hope that our dreams and actions are enlivened by Sargent Shriver s spirit of boldness and expansive innovation Movements are built over the generations and I believe that we truly are after 50 years on the precipice of a vision that Sargent Shriver and President Kennedy and the thousands of grassroots students originally envisioned hundreds of thousands serving internationally a reciprocal service relationship across countries and the cultivation of true

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/michelle-nunn (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Mickey Kantor
    the promise of America No words can express how much I along with countless others will personally miss him Sarge has a special place in this nation s history and our tears are those of gratitude for being one of his kids He was the real definition of love commitment and dedication A unique person always looking to the future never dwelling on the past and forever generous in spirit

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/mickey-kantor (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Mike Buscemi
    sympathies and condolences on the loss of your father I know you will profoundly miss his presence love and support Your dad will continue to be a hero and a model of service to all of us as he demonstrated daily his love and his commitment to family community and country Tim bless you and your family Mike Buscemi Previous Letter J Bryan Hehir Next Letter John G Levi Sargent

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/mike-buscemi (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Mike Honda
    understood that poverty was inextricably linked to the security of the nation and that nothing short of a war was needed Shriver s work served as a catalyst for change and at the crux of Shriver s efforts was the concept of service service to our neighbors near or far in desperate need of a helping hand His legacy of public service lives on in the successful organizations of peace and justice he founded and led from the Peace Corps Head Start and Job Corps to Volunteers in Service to America Community Action Program and Legal Services to the Poor Almost 50 years later Shriver s message and efforts are as poignant and applicable as ever as our nation s poverty and income inequality rates continue to soar America stands at a real crossroads and the loss of one of our great American leaders reminds us of our nation s needs for a mo again take the helm in Round Two of this war on poverty eliminating once and for all this festering wound Filling Shriver s shoes will be difficult President Clinton was right Never has America had a stronger warrior for peace and against poverty than Sargent Shriver This year as we celebrate the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary and its countless contributions to communities worldwide let us remember Sargent Shriver s selfless commitment and visionary leadership in creating a pioneering organization that provides opportunities for young Americans to serve as ambassadors promoting world peace and friendship around the world As the founder and first director of Peace Corps Shriver s impassioned call to help those in need will have a lasting impression on past present and future Peace Corps volunteers who accept the call for service to the international community Shriver put it best when he said The

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/mike-honda (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Mingfeng Li
    from Mingfeng Li Special Olympics Athlete China Enlarge this letter I couldn t make such a big progress if I had not been trained in Athlete Leadership Programs Thank you Mr Sargent Shriver Our prayers will be with you and your families You will be forever remembered Previous Letter Mike Honda Next Letter Minmin Huang Sargent Shriver Peace Institute Contact us at info sargentshriver org Privacy Policy Terms Of Use

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/mingfeng-li (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Minmin Huang
    Olympics International Global Messenger 2010 2013 Enlarge this letter It is very sorry to hear the bad news As the beneficiary of the Special Olympics sports and Athlete Leadership Programs I will try very hard to work with other athletes for carrying on his lifework Minmin Huang 2010 2013 Global Messenge Previous Letter Mingfeng Li Next Letter Cong Chen Sargent Shriver Peace Institute Contact us at info sargentshriver org Privacy

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/minmin-huang (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Muhtar Kent
    American spirit a selfless leader who possessed unbridled optimism energy and generosity Indeed Mr Shriver s imprint on the nation and the world has been profound and will continue to be felt for generations to come Serving on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics International and having the privilege of experiencing first hand the camaraderie and humanity of the Special Olympics Movement and the entire Shriver family are meaningful

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/muhtar-kent (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - National Legal Aid & Defender Association
    funded Legal Services Program a predecessor of the Legal Services Corporation and was the founder of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago Shriver recognized that access to legal representation is a critical component of helping America address the crippling conditions of poverty Jo Ann Wallace president and CEO of NLADA said Under Shriver s leadership the war on poverty sought to increase educational opportunities for low income children aggregate and disseminate a cadre of volunteers across the country to serve low income communities and establish a youth job training program that became known as the Job Corps His dedication to establishing avenues of opportunity for low income people shaped the lives of thousands of Americans and instilled a passion for community service in young people across the country In addition to his role as the first director of the Office of Economic Opportunity he was the driving force behind the Peace Corps which has sent more than 200 000 volunteers overseas with the mission of promoting peace and friendship around the world He served as the head of the Special Olympics which was found by his wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver R Sargent Shriver s mission to

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/national-legal-aid-defender-association (2015-03-27)
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