Mark Shriver
American politician
Mark Shriver
Mark Kennedy Shriver is a United States Democratic Party politician who served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for two consecutive terms, from 1995 to 2003. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of US Programs for the charity Save the Children.
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Time to Expand Early Childhood Education
Huffington Post - about 1 month
This post was written by Mark Shriver and Mike McGavick, CEO of XL Catlin, and was originally published in RealClearPolicy on January 19, 2017. In our increasingly divided nation, there is one issue that private businesses, nonprofits, both Republicans and Democrats in Congress, and the incoming administration all agree on: increasing access to early childhood education. High-quality early education is one of the most effective means for helping children escape poverty. It leads to higher graduation and employment rates, and it helps build a workforce better prepared for the challenges and opportunities created by technological innovation and productivity gains. Simply put, greater investment in the early education of disadvantaged children lays the foundation for their future success. It also has tangible benefits for society. Nobel Laureate economist James Heckman released a report in December that estimates the annual rate of return on investments in high-quality early chil ...
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Mark Shriver to Trump administration: Don't forget about the children and poor
CNN - about 2 months
As Congress returns and Washington readies for a new president, the leader of a children's advocacy group fears that vulnerable children and other at-risk communities might have the most to lose from Donald Trump's agenda.
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Mark Shriver on Pope Francis
NYTimes - 3 months
Mark K. Shriver sets out to learn more about Pope Francis in “Pilgrimage.”
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Mark Shriver: JFK and Thanksgiving
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
The last 10 days have been an emotional roller coaster, heightened by the fact that Thanksgiving is just six days away. Today marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's death, yet just 10 days ago, Jeanne and I were celebrating with my cousin Caroline Kennedy as she was sworn in as ambassador to Japan. A few hours later, there was a wonderful reception at the Japanese Embassy. Caroline looked beautiful and her husband Ed and son Jack were proud onlookers. I never met my Uncle Jack. My mom was six months pregnant with me when he died. But I knew his wife and two kids very well. Much has been written about him but when all is said and done, I think his most important legacy, like it is for the rest of us, is his children. I know Uncle Jack would be proud of all that Caroline has done for New York City, for kids in public education, for the arts, and for the Kennedy Library. Now on behalf of all Americans, she has taken on the role as Ambassador to Japan. But I can't ...
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Mark Shriver: Restoring a Sense of Normalcy for Kids in Moore
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
My first impression arriving in Moore, Oklahoma this week was how complete and concentrated the destruction was. My second was how the families and children I saw in the community looked overwhelmed as they took it all in themselves. But now the sense of immediate danger and shock is starting to shift into questions of what next. Candace Phillips was due to give birth on Wednesday. But baby Connor made his entrance one week early and became homeless on the fifth day of his life. The community has pulled together, and Candace has all the supplies and food she needs to take care of Connor for now. They have a temporary place to stay in a dorm room at the University of Oklahoma, after a tough first night in a more makeshift shelter. But with her family home's roof torn apart by the tornado, Candace, 21, doesn't know what the future holds. She is far from alone. Many challenges lie ahead for her community and especially the children who have lost their homes, th ...
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Mark Shriver: Now Is the Time to Protect Our Kids
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Over the last decade, children in the United States have been subject to some of the deadliest school shootings in the nation's history. From Red Lake, Minn., to Virginia Tech, to the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., our communities lost too many young, innocent lives to violence. In addition, in low-income communities, gun violence in and around schools is all too common. These incidents do not receive as much attention from the media but take our children's lives just the same. Our kids' lives are at stake. As a nation, we are responsible for doing whatever it takes to protect our children from this public health epidemic. Strong, decisive action and leadership is needed in Washington, D.C., to address this crisis and promote common sense solutions that will save lives. An important place to start is schools. Every working day, the safety of nearly 68 million U.S. children is in the hands of school officials and caregivers. We as a nation must ensure our schools are a ...
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Education, children advocates to speak at Wheelock commencement
Boston Globe - almost 4 years
Advocates Mark Shriver, Hubert Jones, and Thekla Shackelford will each receive honorary degrees from Wheelock College during its May its commencement.
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Mark Shriver: Let's Do the Right Thing for Our Children
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
"When it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now," said President Barack Obama this afternoon, as he signed 23 executive orders and urged Congress to act quickly to curb gun violence. Mark was at the White House event on behalf of Save the Children. Save the Children has not been involved in the gun control issue in the past -- our work has focused on providing education, health and emergency relief services to children and families living in poverty in the United States and around the world -- but in the aftermath of Newtown, we are taking action. And when it comes to the safety of our children, there should be no comprise or half steps. The President's proposal includes: - Universal background checks for anyone purchasing a gun; - A ban on assault weapons and a 10-round limit on ammunition magazines; and - Tougher sanctions on people who knowingly sell guns to criminals. We agree wholeheartedly with these common-sense solutions. We a ...
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Lonna Saunders: Will Maria Shriver Fill Uncle Ted's Senate Shoes?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Why not Maria Shriver as the next Senator from Massachusetts, should Senator John Kerry be confirmed as Secretary of State? In a way, she'd be filling her uncle Sen. Edward Kennedy's shoes. Her dear parents are buried at a cemetery in Hyannis, Mass., and her wedding was at St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis. It would be a coming home. The biggest beef against the Senate and the House has been the lack of bipartisanship. Who better to bring it to the Senate than Maria Shriver as the Democratic First Lady of California in a Republican administration led by her husband then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger? Also, as a Democrat married to a Republican in the Kennedy family, she has lived her life reaching across the aisle. This is her moment. Interviewing New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Leamer at the time his book, The Kennedy Women first hit the shelves, I was surprised when he said President Kennedy's sister, Eunice, would have made a fine candidate for public ...
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WCCA client receives national award
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
Staff and board members of Western Carolina Community Action recently returned from a trip to the Big Apple for the National Community Action Partnership Conference. This year marked the 48th year of Community Action. The conference opened with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mark Shriver as guest speakers. Mark Shriver is the son of Sergeant Shriver, the leader in the formation of Community Action. The theme throughout the conference was on poverty — a national problem and in every backyard. Community Action agencies help low-income and under-served persons achieve personal growth by offering comprehensive support. They build families and communities. Community Action agencies strive to stand above other self-sufficiency programs, making a difference in lives by securing economic strength. Access to education, affordable housing, transportation and health care is the pathway to success and employability through Community Action. This year's conference was particularly special b ...
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Kennedy family remembers Ted Kennedy
CNN - over 4 years
Patrick Kennedy and Mark Shriver remember Ted Kennedy and his fight for universal health care.
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States Fail to Meet Disaster-Preparedness Standards
Education Week - over 4 years
Guest post by Gina Cairney When a parent drops off a child at a school or child-care facility, there's a reasonable expectation that he or she will be safe and cared for, especially in times of emergency. But a new report by the international child-advocacy group Save the Children raises concerns that many U.S. institutions entrusted to protect children are not fully prepared to do so. In its "National Report Card on Protecting Children During Disasters," the Westport, Conn.-based organization found that 33 states and the District of Columbia do not meet at least one of four disaster-preparedness standards, which include having several different plans in the event of an emergency: for evacuating children during an emergency; for assisting children with disabilities, for reuniting families after a disaster, and multi-hazard plans for K-12 schools. Five states—Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, and Montana—failed to meet any of the standards. Seventeen states meet all four sta ...
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Mark Shriver explores what made 'Sarge' a good man
Yahoo News - over 4 years
After Mark K. Shriver's father died last year, he kept thinking of the words people used so consistently to describe the affable public servant known as "Sarge."
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June 18-25 Podcast — A Man for All Seasons
America - The National Catholic - over 4 years
Mark Shriver describes the faith that sustained his father, Sargent Shriver, through a long political career that included key posts in the Kennedy administration and work with the Peace Corps, the War on Poverty and the Special Olympics. Mark Shriver’s new book, A Good Man, has just been published by Henry Holt.
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Rediscovering Sargent Shriver
Fox News - over 4 years
Mark Shriver recalls his famous father
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Creswell Behind on Filing Audits
KEZI - almost 5 years
By Jennifer Richardson CRESWELL, Ore. -- The city of Creswell is two years behind in filing its financial audits with the Oregon Secretary of State's Office (SOS). The City of Creswell is required to file annually with the Secretary of State's Office if its expenditures exceed $150,000. And it does. Its annual expenditures are $3.5 million. Because the city hasn't filed since 2009, it's in violation of state law. Creswell City Administrator Mark Shrives says he has the 2009-2010 audit and it is on his desk right now. He says his review of the audit shows the city in overall compliance. Shrives says the city fell behind due to a change in auditors as well as the difficulty of converting manual audit report to the automated system. The Secretary of State's Office says it has sent monthly letters to the city for a year, but there's been no request for an extension. "It's very serious that the Secretary of State sent these letters and that we are in violation of Oregon Sta ...
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Randy Jackson Blogs Save The Children
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
Save the Children's Mark Shriver and American Idol judge Randy Jackson have blogged in the Huffington Post about Save the Children’s work with needy kids in the US. “Save the Children operates early childhood education programs, school-based literacy and health programs, and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery programs through public- private partnerships in 18 states,” they wrote. "Last year, these programs reached more than 147,000 of the most vulnerable kids in the country. We believe that education will break the cycle of poverty in places where it has existed for generations. “We work with governors and legislators on both sides of the aisle, as well as corporations and foundations to support our programs. In fact, Idol Gives Back, which has raised $185 million over the past five years for almost a dozen organizations, is one of the largest investors in Save the Children’s work here in the U.S. “We consistently achieve excellent results, including more than doubli ...
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Mark Shriver: With Our Future on the Line, the Time to Invest in Kids Is Now
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Our nation's economic future is uncertain; we face increasingly aggressive global competition; lagging academic achievement is dragging down economic output; and almost two-thirds of Americans think our nation is on the wrong track. We know the bad news all too well. The good news is that America has been at these kinds of perilous moments in our past and we did what it took to emerge more prosperous and secure than before. Indeed, one of our defining qualities throughout history hasn't been an ability to avoid great national challenges, but to overcome them when they confronted us. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we're tackling today's economic and global competitive challenges with the same levels of determination and investment. The State of Preschool 2011: State Preschool Yearbook, a new report from Rutgers University's National Institute for Early Education Research, released this week, reveals that total spending on early childhood education by all 50 ...
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Mark Shriver: A Rising Tide in Fight Against Childhood Poverty
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Earlier this month, The Huffington Post partnered with Save the Children's U.S. Programs for an amazing series of blog posts about the nearly 1 in...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Shriver
  • 2002
    Age 38
    In 2002, he ran for U.S. Representative from the 8th Congressional District of Maryland.
    More Details Hide Details Despite innovative technology measures, Shriver was defeated in the Democratic primary by Chris Van Hollen, the eventual winner. Shriver lost 43% to 41%. Siblings of Mark Shriver:
    He did not seek reelection in 2002 and was succeeded in that post by Brian Feldman.
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  • 2000
    Age 36
    From 2000 to 2001, he served on the Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Child Care and Education.
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  • 1999
    Age 35
    He then served on the Advisory Board on After-School Opportunity Programs from 1999 to 2003.
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  • 1996
    Age 32
    In addition to serving as a delegate, he worked on the Task Force on the Maryland Prepaid-Tuition Savings Program in 1996, and on the Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland from 1998 to 1999.
    More Details Hide Details He was a Founder and Executive Director of The Choice Program, an at-risk youth intervention project of the Shriver Center at University of Maryland, Baltimore County established in 1987.
  • 1994
    Age 30
    In 1994, he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, the lower house of the Maryland state legislature, representing Montgomery County, Maryland, District 15, and was reelected in 1998.
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    From 1994 to 1995, he served on the Maryland Governor's Commission on Service.
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  • 1992
    Age 28
    Shriver married Jeanne Eileen Ripp (born November 30, 1965) on June 26, 1992 and they have three children.
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  • 1991
    Age 27
    From 1991 to 1992, he served on the Maryland Governor's Task Force on Alternative Sanctions to Incarceration.
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    Starting in 1991, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Public Justice Center.
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  • 1989
    Age 25
    From 1989 to 1994, he was a member of the Maryland Juvenile Justice Advisory Council.
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  • 1986
    Age 22
    Shriver attended high school at the Georgetown Preparatory School, North Bethesda, Maryland. Afterward, he earned a bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross in 1986, and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Shriver's godfather is former professional tennis player Donald Dell.
  • 1972
    Age 8
    Shriver was born in Washington, D.C. He is part of the Kennedy political family, since his mother was Eunice Mary Kennedy. He may also be considered to be a part of the "Shriver political family", since his ancestor David Shriver was a delegate of Frederick County, Maryland who signed the Maryland Constitution and Bill of Rights at Maryland's Constitutional Convention of 1776, and his father is Sargent Shriver, the first director of the Peace Corps upon its establishment by President John F. Kennedy on September 22, 1961, a former ambassador to France and the 1972 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate.
    More Details Hide Details Mark Shriver has written a memoir about his father, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver. His sister, Maria Shriver, is a former journalist and the former First Lady of California (she was married to former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger until mid-year 2011).
  • 1964
    Age 0
    Born on February 17, 1964.
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