Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Fri Aug 08 23:53:00 EDT 2014
Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver was a man who dedicated himself to service. Throughout his life, he shaped history as the first leader of the Peace Corps under President John F. Kennedy -- as the Director of the War on Poverty under President Lyndon B. Johnson, and through his involvement with Special Olympics International, along with his wife, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Shriver's mission was to give voice to the downtrodden, the poor, the overlooked, and the marginalized. His work touched, inspired, and changed countless Americans -- including us.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, we were honored to partner with the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute (SSPI) to re-launch the site with a new vision -- sharing the ongoing legacy of Sarge's work. The site aims to assist the Peace Institute in accomplishing its mission of educating the public about Sarge's legacy, analyzing his peacebuilding methods, and applying those methods to current-day conflicts.

In August 2014, working with SSPI, we added a blog with commenting to the website, enabling the Institute to fulfill its mission of carrying on Sarge's legacy in a collaborative environment. Additionally, the site update included a new Twitter module to the homepage, email subscription integration with MailChimp, and an updated search experience to enable users to easily browse a collection of over 500 speeches.

Powered by Brightspot,® the new site contains over 500 searchable speeches and public appearances from Sarge's life, aiding in the ongoing research of his peacebuilding methods. Integrating with Kaltura, we have published a wealth of videos to accompany a rich collection of photo galleries showing the breadth of his work. All of these features were integrated with a fully responsive design, allowing users to access the site through any device.