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Story of the Week: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Week of January 17-23, 2021
Sunday: Story of the Week:
Letter from a Birmingham Jail

#SundayThoughts: This week’s story on @Arianna Huffington’s @Thrive Global, shares of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle to reenergize the civil rights movement and how his famous letter written from the solitude of a jail cell renewed his goal of creating #nonviolent social change.


After you read it, share a comment about how Dr. King’s life impacted you.

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Monday: Quote: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

#MondayMotivation: This year, MLK Day of Service will be unlike any other. Although, the pandemic has made serving a little more challenging, there are still ways to safely and responsibly serve your community. Begin by making a plan to serve today!

How can you become great by serving? Find a volunteer opportunity: https://americorps.gov/newsroom/events/mlk-day

Follow us for more stories that inspire us to create positive social change.

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Tuesday: Hero Report: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Dr. King’s birthday, we invite you to listen to Dr. King's inspiring speech with this video narrated by Walter Cronkite. Reflect on the people and organizations around you who are keeping the “Dream” alive by opening their hearts and offering their hands to chisel “out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” 

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Wednesday: Honor Roll: The King Center

The King Center champions Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s #nonviolent philosophy to promote racial harmony. https://thekingcenter.org/

#CalltoAction: In these days of civil unrest, what is calling you to do, to say? Talk with your family, friends, coworkers about ways to respect all people and encourage racial harmony in your community and in our world.

Thursday: ThrowbackThursday: Thrive Global

#Throwback Thursday: Today, we share our Founding Director, Marianne Larned’s reflections published on @Arianna Huffington @Thrive Global on what started out as a small healing ceremony on Martha’s Vineyard and ended in a powerful moment when @John Lewis lead people in singing, “We Shall Overcome” on the 35th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

 
Friday: Story of the Week:

#FridayReads: Have you ever felt cautious and reluctant to be a leader? Read about how Dr. Martin Luther King overcame his own apprehensions and found the clarity that allowed him to accept the responsibility of being a leader.

Follow us for more thoughts about inspirational leaders who work to make the world better.
 
Saturday: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote

When one person has the courage to know the moment of decision, history can be made. From the youngest child to the oldest senior, each of us can make a difference in the world. Now more than ever, Dr. King’s legacy is a reminder that the decisions we make today will determine our future, for our children and for generations to come. Now is the time. The urgency is now!

Follow us for inspirational stories about purpose-driven heroes, like Dr. King, whose courageous acts of service have left exemplary footsteps for others to follow.
Saturday: Beloved Community Global Summit

Dr. Bernice King described the “Beloved Community” as a society where “caring and compassion drive political policies that support the worldwide elimination of poverty and hunger and all forms of bigotry and violence. At its core, the “Beloved Community” is an engine of reconciliation.”


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Story of the Week: Kennedy & The Peace Corps
Week of January 10-16, 2021
JFK quote
Sunday: Quote: President John F. Kennedy

#SundayThoughts: When President John F. Kennedy launched the @PeaceCorps in his landmark inaugural address in 1961, he inspired generations of Americans to fulfill public service overseas. We honor the Peace Corps 60th Anniversary for their continued commitment to his vision.

Follow us for more inspirational stories that show us the strong legacy of service in America.

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Monday: Thrive Global: Story of the Week: Kennedy & the Peace Corps

#MondayMotivation: This week, we honor the @PeaceCorps whose hands-on, grassroots-driven and lasting impact is felt globally. Read as @Harris Wofford tells the little-known story of what was to become one of the greatest legacies of President Kennedy’s leadership.


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Tuesday: Hero Report: The Founding of the Peace Corps
JFK
Listen to President Kennedy as he announces the founding of the @PeaceCorps. "The willingness of all Americans men and women, young and old to serve in the Peace Corps is one of the most encouraging manifestations of the American spirit that this country has seen in many years."

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Wednesday: Call to Action: Honor Roll: Peace Corps 60th Anniversary

#CalltoAction: For its 60th Anniversary, we honor the @PeaceCorps and the 240,000 Americans who have led health campaigns, taught digital literacy, trained under-privileged people to become entrepreneurs and helped build sustainable communities. They make us all proud - as they made a lasting impact around the world since 1961.

Find out more about the Peace Corps here: www.peacecorps.gov or www.peacecorpsconnect.org
Have you served in the Peace Corps? Drop us a comment to tell us about your experience!

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Thursday: ThrowbackThursday: GlobalTeachNet Newsletter

#Throwback Thursday: The Stone Soup Leadership Institute was honored to be featured in the @NationalPeaceCorpsAssociation’s Global TeachNet’s Newsletter. The dramatic and heartening stories in Stone Soup for the World immediately immerse readers in other cultures and countries, and engage them in the struggles of real heroes who fight battles against violence, disease and hunger within their individual lives, their communities and nations. The Educational Curriculum provides stimulating questions for students, values and qualities exemplified in the stories, lessons gleaned from the narratives, activities for language arts and social studies classes, and project ideas for community service. 
 
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Friday: Story of the Week: Kennedy and the Peace Corps 

#FridayReads: Read about how college students fueled a flame that inspired President Kennedy’s to challenge American’s to do extraordinary things.
 
@peacecorps @pcorpsconnect

#StoneSoupLeader #RepYourDecade #PeaceCorps #Volunteers #JFK #GlobalImpact #Grassroots #Volunteer #Action #CalltoAction
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Saturday: Caroline Kennedy Quote
How the world changes depends on each one of us. What can you do today, tomorrow, or next week to build a better world? Caroline Kennedy captures this sentiment in her remarks about Stone Soup for the World: Life-Changing Stories of Everyday Heroes. Drop us a comment to tell us about an everyday hero who has made a difference in your life.
Follow us for inspirational stories about acts of kindness and courageous acts of service.
@peacecorps @pcorpsconnect

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60th anniversary of the Peace Corps
Saturday: 60th Anniversary Peace Corps

Doing good never gets old. Happy 60th birthday to the @PeaceCorps! May its mission endure for generations to come.

@pcorpsconnect

#StoneSoupLeader #RepYourDecade #PeaceCorps #Volunteers #JFK #GlobalImpact #Grassroots #Volunteer #Action #CalltoAction
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