Interim Dean Jess Benhabib invites you to the
2010 Ashok C. Sani Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Lecture:
Making Service Part of the American DNA"
Mark K. Shriver
2010 Ashok C. Sani Scholar-in-Residence
Vice President and Managing Director of U.S. Programs, Save the Children
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
6:00 PM Lecture
7:00 PM Reception
Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY
Mark K. Shriver, Vice President and Managing Director of U.S. Programs, leads Save the Children's programmatic and advocacy efforts to improve the early childhood development, literacy, physical activity and nutrition of children living in impoverished rural communities across the United States. He also leads Save the Children's domestic emergency response programs and efforts to ensure that the unique needs of children are incorporated into disaster preparedness, response and recovery plans.
Shriver served two four-year terms as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates and was Maryland's first-ever Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families.
In 1988, Shriver founded the innovative Choice Program, a public/private partnership that serves delinquent and at-risk youth through intensive, community-based counseling and job training services. He subsequently created The Choice Jobs Program, Inc., a private, non-profit corporation that trained, placed, and supported former Choice clients in jobs and The Choice Middle Schools Program, a model designed to keep at-risk middle school age children in school.
Shriver has been widely published in the national media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and Newsweek. His work has been covered by NPR, ABC News, The Washington Post, and Time. He serves as the Chairperson of the National Commission on Children and Disasters and is a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council. Read more...
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