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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Tom Scoville
    call because he said with the can do enthusiasm that was Bob s trademark that Sarge Shriver was going to run for President so why don t you come down and help us I didn t hesitate I was asked to work on issues policy under Larry Tribe and David Birenbaum I had no campaign experience and there was most certainly no formal job description beyond do whatever needs to be done And that was the job one I learned simply by doing More and more this involved interaction with Sarge himself From the moment I met him I saw his almost never bridled enthusiasm his personal commitment and his willingness to ask even more of himself than he asked of others and as I got to know him better his deep Faith relentlessly informed by thought and inquiry and his absolute love of his family shining through even decades later in his poignant farewell wave to Eunice at her service I knew that I could never let him down or do less than my best for this person who gave so totally of himself And thus I learned from Sarge not just what I wanted to do but how

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/tom-scoville (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Vincent F. Doran
    to his fellow man I do know that wherever I have traveled in the world and I ve been blest to visit over 130 countries the name of Sargent Shiver is well known I was in China a number of years ago visiting a number of programs for the disabled and not surprisingly was asked by one of the teachers about Mr Shriver As a teenager in the 60s I can tell you that Sarge had a everlasting impact on my life I was fatherless and attending an intercity high school during the season of riots and discourse Yet I remember seeing Sarg on TV being calm and sensible and it was at that time I decided to attempt to make a difference in my own small way in the lives of those who didn t have much hope I became an intercity teacher a Job Corps teacher and eventually worked my way to a position that permitted me to work with over 2 5 million individuals annually And while working directly or through my team I never lost sight of the vision of Sargent Shiver I can assure you there are millions upon millions of people who have a

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/vincent-f-doran (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Wang Naikun
    for Special Olympics I am writing to extend my deep condolence and sincere sympathy to you and your family For Special Olympics Mr Sargent Shriver was a leader during a time of strong international growth a push that culminated in the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai China I believe that you will carry forward the spirit of Special Olympics your father loved deeply Yours sincerely Wang Naikun

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/wang-naikun (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Wei-Chieh Chen
    Shriver are the leaders in the worldwide who spent their lifetime striving for improving the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities thus we get to be respected and appreciated They carved out a different and meaningful life road which fuels hope in all of us to make a difference Our gratefulness and veneration will always be with you Wei Chieh Chen Previous Letter National Legal Aid Defender Association Next Letter

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/wei-chieh-chen (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Wendy Kopp
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/wendy-kopp (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - William P. Alford
    Job Corps while also playing a central role with his extraordinary wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver in making Special Olympics an exemplar of American civil society To have been a leading force in any one of these would have been a full and rewarding lifetime s work What unites these different entities is their optimism about the human spirit that if given a meaningful chance people seen by society as less worthy whether because of poverty disability or whatever could accomplish far far more than was being assumed thereby enriching their lives and those of everyone else Sarge brought that optimism to those organizations because it was who he was as a person emanating from his deep religiosity and natural ebullience And yet for all his faith in human possibility Sarge was by no means naive about why the world was not better rather it was his choice to deal with the shortcomings of society and of us all by looking for the good and helping nurture it It was absolutely wonderful and life affirming to work with Sarge on a variety of matters over the years He treated everyone we encountered and we encountered a lot of different people with enormous respect and had a genuine eagerness to learn from everyone even as he imparted his wisdom typically with much humor and spirit A lasting image I have of Sarge is his button holing me to tell me how much he had just learned from a young parent or retired teacher or to urge me to listen closely to a piece of music he had just heard that he thought ethereal or to impress on me that better days lay ahead for his beloved Baltimore Orioles or most of all to share with me his pride in his five children

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/william-p-alford (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Yasmina Vinci
    that thousands at risk kids have gone on to lead healthy productive lives and that Head Start pays back its investment many times over I know that he was proud that multiple studies have shown Head Start and Early Head Start to be one of the most accountable successful and cost effective investments we make Kids that have been through Head Start are healthier more academically accomplished more likely to

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/yasmina-vinci (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Youth Service America
    private interventions that promoted fairness peace and service He brought opportunity and dignity to millions of Americans and had a greater impact on the world than most of our presidents combined Think Peace Corps Head Start Job Corps VISTA Community Action Program Legal Services to the Poor and Foster Grandparents With his wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver he created Special Olympics and brought kids with intellectual disabilities out of the shame and shadows of institutions and into the world s biggest sport stadiums before cheering crowds In a profound way Sarge and Eunice simply changed the way North Americans South Americans Europeans Africans and Asians treated each other There is no doubt that Sargent Shriver is the architect for the modern service movement He inspired the creation of Youth Service America and deserves enormous credit for the record number of youth serving in their communities today YSA was co founded by Roger Landrum a Peace Corps alumnus from 1964 Former Senator Harris Wofford who was Shriver s partner in developing Peace Corps during the Kennedy Administration still serves on YSA s Board of Directors today The Board and the Staff of YSA extends our deepest gratitude for the life of Sargent

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/youth-service-america (2015-03-27)
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