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A Good Man: Join our June webinar with Mark Shriver

June 6, 2012

We are happy to announce that on June 12, 2012, AmeriCorps Alums will be hosting this month’s Professional Development webinar with author Mark Shriver on his new book, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver. We invite you to join us in this intimate webinar discussion where Shriver will share with us the moral principles that guided his legendary father, Sargent Shriver, and how he applied them to his own life.

As founder of the Peace Corps, VISTA, Head Start, Upward Bound and more, Sargent Shriver created an avenue for hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens to put into practice their ideals and beliefs. The story of Sargent Shriver is a story that every American should know, especially those committed to service.

Mark Shriver will offer insights into leadership and moral principles that helped define his father, and that AmeriCorps alumni can apply to their career and personal lives

Please register here for our June 12, 2012 webinar call with Mark Shriver between 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET. Session registrants who can’t make the live call will be sent the recorded session link.

More about Shriver’s book below. 

In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father and applies them to his own life.

When Sargent “Sarge” Shriver—founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson’s War on Poverty—died in 2011 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer’s, thousands of tributes poured in from friends and strangers worldwide. These tributes, which extolled the daily kindness and humanity of “a good man,” moved his son Mark far more than those who lauded Sarge for his big-stage, headline-making accomplishments.

After a lifetime searching for the path to his father’s success in the public arena, Mark instead turns to a search for the secret of his father’s joy, his devotion to others, and his sense of purpose. Mark discovers notes and letters from Sarge; hears personal stories from friends and family that zero in on the three guiding principles of Sarge’s life—faith, hope, and love—and recounts moments with Sarge that now take on new value and poignancy. In the process, Mark discovers much about himself, as a father, as a husband, and as a social justice advocate.

A Good Man is an inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father’s legacy.

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