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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver Addresses the Ohio Catholic Education Association Convention
    back in May we made a grant to Tuskegee Institute for a summer education program The design To use college students to teach high school students By late June the reports were coming in that nearly 2 000 impoverished youths had registered that eight participants had walked twelve miles to enroll in that program and that this was merely illustrative of similar incidents throughout eleven counties in Alabama Amongst those was the report of two girls aged 12 and 14 who moved from Clio Alabama to Eufaula to live with an aunt in order to participate Now with the summer over we have to revise all over again our way of talking about that program We have to talk about classes conducted in the open fields under a blazing sun in 90 degree and above temperature for six weeks without any dropouts We have to talk about a college freshman who taught a class of 63 teenage students single handed without any dropouts Do you know what she was teaching them what held them spellbound It was parts of speech Nouns Verbs and Pronouns But she made it come alive by her own intensity by drawing illustrations from TV programs they had seen by compositions written about hikes the entire group had gone on This was no track system and the age range varied from 12 to 18 everything else varied too except the lure of education That remained constant while several hundred volunteers gave us their summer to live in strange homes in isolated rural areas in city slums in order to teach many whom the school system had rejected as unteachables Catholic schools and universities have not hung back They have participated they have pioneered and they have proven the experts wrong who said that the whole War on Poverty program would founder on the church state issue The experts were wrong for one reason because religious groups involved in the War on Poverty were ready to put aside denominational differences in order to concentrate on one job and one job only eradicating poverty In the first 10 months of the War on Poverty the Catholic Church Archdioceses individual churches parochial schools affiliated private agencies priests and laity alike have demonstrated that the fears and distrusts of the experts were unfounded In community after community The church has had a voice without seeking a proprietary interest The church has shown leadership without exclusiveness It has shown a sense of mission devoid of ulterior motives It has run programs both separately and cooperatively programs which have shown no taint of proselytizing Here are some of the examples In Walla Walla Washington St Vincent de Paul workers the Catholic Family and Child Services The United Church Women and Unitarians received 167 000 in anti poverty funds to run day care centers together for children of migratory workers In St Louis the archdiocese using both laymen and nuns staffed twenty Head Start centers for four and five year olds of all creeds and races In Chicago the archdiocese received 2 9 million dollars for Head Start programs which reached over 5 thousand children children who have a better chance this week in kindergarten and first grade because of those efforts this summer And across the country catholic sponsored and administered Head Start programs handled over 34 thousand children In Newark New Jersey 345 thousand dollars went to Mt Carmel Guild that s The Newark Archdiocesan Welfare Agency to provide 210 high school students of all faiths with part time jobs working with the blind deaf and disabled In Michigan aryl South Carolina catholic and protestant groups joined forces in programs to aid migrants And when the New Mexico State Council of Churches received 1 3 million dollars to establish education centers throughout the State to improve the educational level of migrant and seasonal agricultural workers Two weeks ago President Johnson announced a national program to employ 17 600 elderly impoverished Americans Part of it is known as our Foster Grandparents program The Catholic Charities Bureau of Cleveland the St Cloud Children s Home in Minnesota The Catholic Charities Counseling Service of New York are participants in that program For instance the Cleveland Catholic Charities will provide individualized attention affection and concern for little babies toddlers and young children living in orphanages and other institutions That program and those children need affection and attention They need you and your fathers and mothers and elder relatives Without love and care and concern those little children stagnate They turn into vegetables They don t stand a chance That s just how important it is to put aside denominational issues And that s just what we re proving can be done by Americans of every faith Two other brand new grants deserve special mention Each is being carried out by a religious institution Just the past Tuesday September 14 the Center for the Study of Man at Notre Dame University received 287 000 to learn precisely the different ways poor people react to their problems the ways in which they view poverty and the ways in which they contend with it Too often we talk about the poor as the culturally deprived as failures In fact the poor have their own culture many different cultures each built on survival each built on seeking some kind of dignity some kind of recognition some kind of minimal security in a seemingly hostile and complex world The Center for the Study of Man is going to take a long hard look at that culture of poverty It s not going to do it from an ivory tower Specialists will accompany poor people as they go from agency to agency as they deal with local merchants police welfare workers social workers to see what happens to the poor and how it affects their hopes and attitudes Another new part of this study is the development of a concept called The Social Block It is not a geographic unit It

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Arrival Statement of Ambassador Sargent Shriver
    in opportunity I intend to work as hard as I can and in every way I can to further and strengthen our friendship and cooperation Together we must combat the evil problems of war poverty and injustice which plague the world We must strive together for the dignity of man Remarks Upon Presentation of Credentials Mr President it is a high honor to present to you the Letts of Credence by which the President of the United States of America accredits me to the Government of the French Republic I take up my duties at a time of volatile movement and profound change throughout much if not all the world The recovery of all nations from the effect of World War II which we fought together the emergence of many new independent nations a process in which France has played a vital part the weekending of old ideologies the restlessness in many countries the universal search for new structures offering more freedom to individuals all these have contributed to the creation of the present fluid situation within which the evaluation of a new world can already be perceived At such a time it is more important than ever for countries such as ours with our history of friendship and cooperation our motility of interests our similarities in heritage and our common goals to work together Our consultations will not always result in similar evaluations But it is important that each of our two governments be fully aware of the other s outlook on the problems of our times and how to deal with them To this end I intend to continue in my predecessors tradition of close and frankly consultation with the Government of France and I look forward to meeting with you whenever appropriate Mr President so I may

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver's statement before the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations
    have the organizations we have the plans and specific projects to open up new opportunities for all these people this year but if Congress cuts the appropriation we will have to slam the door on them Last February we planned on getting this program under way September 1 But at that time we had no idea that the American people would respond so eagerly to our Economic Opportunity program Here are some facts which will let you gauge this response More than 10 000 teachers and counselors have inquired about working in Job Corps education and training centers States and cities have already requested 1 500 VISTA Volunteers despite virtually no publicity on this program We have had more than 100 spontaneous requests for Job Corps centers from Governors mayors city councils chambers of commerce local businessmen and citizens organizations More than 125 cities and towns have already submitted community action requests In addition literally hundreds of rural counties and villages and 16 Indian reservations are at work today developing community action programs Fifteen specific contract proposals for Job Corps centers have been received from States universities and private businesses These applications alone would put 15 000 enrollees in training by the end of the fiscal year These facts show that the American people want this program now This program to provide opportunities has struck a resonant chord in the hearts of Americans today And they are willing to go out and work to overcome poverty problems which six or eight months ago they might not actually have been aware of The big danger the risk in cutting the appropriation this year is that this spontaneous enthusiasm will be dampened Suppose the Job Corps is cut 40 million This means that 8 000 boys and girls will continue to stand on street corners for another year This means they will have to wait another year to get a chance to become gainfully employed self respecting Americans We have the capacity the people and the organization and the will to give 8 000 young men and women a new opportunity this year unless Congress makes us say No Suppose the Work Training and Work Study Programs are cut 20 percent This means that this year more than 60 000 young men and women would have to drop out of high school or college because they couldn t get a part time job or that those who have already dropped out will stand with idle hands instead of being employed and trained on jobs needed right in their own communities The colleges the communities the Department of Labor and the Office of Education are all ready to give these 60 000 people a job this year unless Congress makes us say No Supposing Congress cuts the Community Action Program S60 million This means that about 50 cities and towns which have the plans today to attack poverty through local efforts and local organizations will have to postpone action until next year These

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver's Address to the St. Vincent De Paul Society of Baltimore
    each other streets spanned by far closer and more intimate relationships between families than geographic units which have been studied in the past That s the kind of Action Research we need to attack the problems of poverty with greater and greater intelligence and success Another major new project is called Project Star This project is going to reach out statewide to deal with the kind of twentieth century poverty that is self perpetuating Project Star was created by two priests in Mississippi They created a new corporation and named it Star It will seek out and bring into the program the unemployed poor Provide basic literacy education to adults Offer training in basic skills needed by Mississippi s growing industries Develop job opportunities by assisting areas in creating industry Provide job counseling guidance and testing services Help place the newly qualified and other poor in jobs Encourage communities to initiate similar programs and other War on Poverty projects and provide personnel to assist in organizing these The overall estimate of persons benefitting from the program is 100 000 with 25 000 expected to be placed in jobs as a direct result Once again the experts will have been proven wrong Not because the wall between church and state has been breached Not because our lawyers have found some secret opening through that wall The experts are wrong because they underestimated the willingness daring and boldness of the Catholic church to seek new ways as it has always done in order to be reborn for each generation in order to speak with relevance and mission to every age This group the St Vincent de Paul Society has a long tradition an unparalleled tradition of doing just that of laying aside personal ambition sectarian barriers and even physical safety to reach the poor and the downtrodden But today even in a government agency like ours we have a singular example of the sacrifice the daring and the humility which has come to characterize the church today Several months ago I got a call from Senator Symington He told me about Sister Francetta a fabulous woman 65 years old ready to retire And so she went to her religious superiors And they asked her Well what are you going to do We need you your vitality your vision your experience and wisdom And she said to them I would like to apply for a job on the outside if I can find someone who will employ me some work which I can do no matter how small or insignificant to better this world I am willing to shed this religious garb I ll give up our habit if I can get a job where I can take my work closer to the needs of the people So she applied for a job And she was interviewed and interviewed etc She is working with us today in the War Against Poverty One of her first assignments was to visit the St Petersburg s

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver's Remarks at Suresnes American Military Cemetary and Memorial
    we see happening in many lands far and near In Washington there is a shanty town of proud people They are poor Yet they persevere in their faith in America by demonstrating their courage on behalf of all Americans Everywhere men are upsetting traditions to demonstrate the independence of individual spirit for they have seen new hopes denied to them and they will not be denied Everywhere men are resurgent desperately so because they want to eliminate the obvious injustices in the world and force all of us to live up to our words and principles Everywhere men of all ages of different races are pressing ahead with a firm resolve that in their time they will scale the very walls that too many have waited too long to demolish Our mission passed to us here today on this hillside consecrated to men lost in past battles is to join those new struggles now Our duty is to recognize there is a revolt against the conformity of the past Our duty is to involve ourselves To involve ourselves in the debate whether it be at Columbia or California Harvard or Howard To involve ourselves at the base of it all whether it be Marks Mississippi or Lawnsdale Chicago Failure to involve ourselves in the politics the education the commercial endeavors of our times is to abdicate one s citizenship Across America now we have more than 1 000 community action programs designed to strengthen rural and urban areas through active participation of all citizens rich and poor in community affairs There are new education techniques Head Start for pre school children upward bound a program that assets talented and able underprivileged children getting into college There is business involvement in the job corps It has turned 100 000 young men

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver speaks at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine
    must be designed to involve relatively few highly trained medical personnel But they must engage a great number of others throughout the country Such programs are possible The Peace Corps is already participating in some In Thailand malaria is being eliminated With technical assistance from the World Health Organization and the U S Agency for International Development the Government of Thailand has undertaken a comprehensive plan to wipe malaria from the face of the land Peace Corps Volunteers are participating in a DDT spraying program A Peace Corps physician is serving as technical adviser to the Volunteers most of whom are liberal arts graduates with a major in the natural or social sciences They have been trained in an accelerated training program not as malariologists but as working technicians and organizers of the work They give impetus to and leadership to a much larger number of untrained Thailand personnel We are doing much the same thing in Malawi against another enemy tuberculosis A plan to control treat and prevent tuberculosis in the new African nation of Malawi the former Nyasaland is now under way The University of North Carolina is now training a group of Peace Corps Volunteers who will work in the nation wide anti tuberculosis campaign A Peace Corps physician working under contract with the University of North Carolina School of Public Health will administer the work of some 40 Volunteers most of whom will be liberal arts graduates with only brief public health training They will work with hundreds of Malawi health workers and thousands of Malawi citizens In Ethiopia we are approaching the same problem from another direction We have supplied Volunteer physicians nurses lab and X ray technicians and pharmacists to two new provincial medical centers In addition to providing the only modern medical care in areas of several million people these hospitals are developing into teaching and training centers for Ethiopian nurses and hospital technicians And in addition to the hospitals there is a public health education program spreading to the other towns and we hope ultimately to the countryside throughout these provinces For this work the Peace Corps has sent in teams of community health workers These include a few trained health educators but consist largely of liberal arts graduates These Volunteers are working with Ethiopians to help the communities identify their health problems and to help organize action The action may include mass testing or inoculations or health education in the school classrooms or sanitation enforcement in the streets Through programs such as these we have found a way that the high skills and training of medical personnel may be multiplied by the action of many others We do this in the Peace Corps through health teams with liberal arts graduates under the supervision of physicians nurses or health educators And this multiplier principle works in the developing countries as large numbers of untrained citizens carry out health programs under the direction of the scarce medical personnel Let me make it clear

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver Addresses the Dekalb County Educators
    tried to embarrass Phil Landrum by making the Economic Opportunity Act look like a Civil Rights Bill for negroes only They tagged it the Landrum Adam Clayton Powell Bill And this is what Phil Landrum stood up on the floor of Congress and said I want it clearly understood with reference to this Bill under my name that I m proud to have my name on it that any assistance that it may provide toward eliminating the blight of poverty affecting Americans of all races is a source of pride to me and I m not ashamed of it I come from a section of the country that has been bombarded with a great deal of demagoguery There are many many negroes in all sections of the country who are poor There are many many white people in all sections of the country who are poor I want it clearly understood that my efforts are directed toward relieving poverty that affect both white and negro Americans I want the record made crystal clear on that point And you will not lessen my enthusiasm for the Bill As a matter of fact your continual reference to that fact that the Administration Bill bears my name is only going to intensify my enthusiasm Well we have other allies today in the Senate the vote was 61 29 And the Governors of the 50 States must not be overlooked They have had 4300 chances to veto projects And they have used that veto only four times that s less than one tenth of one percent One of those Governors was Governor Faubus no one ever accused him of being a radical At the opening of the Ouachita Job Corps Center in Arkansas he said speaking of the entire war on poverty I believe this program will salvage more people and make them better citizens of more use to America for the strength of the free world than any program that has been devised in recent years He ended with the pledge We are going to give you every cooperation in Washington and he has met that pledge Every county in Arkansas has participated in the War vs Poverty Head Start operated in every one of those counties And the same has been true in West Virginia in most Georgia counties and we have reached the poor in the poorest counties of all In 114 of the 182 poorest counties in America we have projects going Per capita income in those counties runs between 400 00 and 750 00 a year Twelve of those poorest counties are right here in Georgia and we have programs going in eleven of them Two hundred sixty three counties in the South have organized local antipoverty agencies 156 of those have received grants and your State tops the list with 26 Forty percent of all Job Corps enrollment is from the South 60 466 Southerners are participating in the Neighborhood Youth Corps 93 VISTA Volunteers are from the

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver's Address at the American Club of Paris
    the people you might say who articulate in lofty circles who travel who attend the theater the opera sit in soft chairs At least I m that way And what we re finding out is that in the world around us in the cities and in the country there are millions of young and old who are unhappy with their lot Young people who cannot get the education they deserve Adults who cannot get the training to move ahead People do not raise voices of protest voices of appeal voices that call for new considerations of new approaches in order to destroy themselves Those who speak out are trying to tell us something We know what we have done others are trying to tell us what we have not done And it is easy to discard protest appeals new considerations We have been doing things our way Why even think about doing things any other way Because if we as people are to move ahead if we as a nation are to work together if we as a world are to capture the horizons that we are told can be captured we must acknowledge progress not repress it Newspapermen often tell stories on how stories that are suppressed finally blow up with a blast that is far out of proportion to the original revelation The story in the world today is evolution not revolution Human contact communications travel have changed the face of the world and the thinking of the world People know more sooner than ever before Young people literally bound up into the world of knowledge the spread of information is practically instantaneous A personality in one nation can be easily well known in many others Facing things as they are brings us new guidelines but not new values The words that will guide us are involvement and decentralization The values that will be with us are I hope the values that have always existed But what we see around us are young and old in many walks of life crying out to get in on the action Participate It may be in Politics it may be in national programs The involvement isn t limited to students or to Mao or to the cult of Che Guevara by no means For instance in the United States the most unlikely participants in the War Against Poverty was big business I think I can say that with a big B Business has been alerted to the new evolution of things Business is responding It is involved in community action programs in slum rehabilitation plans in the Job Corps Business knows that leadership involvement participation will pay off for itself for the community for the nation Sixty businessmen served on the Business Leadership Advisory Council at the Office of Economic Opportunity Some of them were Walker Gisler Chairman of Detroit Edison Marion Folsom of Eastman Kodak Edgar Kaiser of Kaiser Industries Harold Geneen of I T T Tom Watson of IBM

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