The Shriver Report – A Special Message from Maria Shriver & the Shriver Report Team

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A Special Message from Maria Shriver & the Shriver Report Team

Dear Friends,

As we settle into summer, we want to take a moment to thank all of you for your support and to share our recent activity with you.

As you know, in January we launched our third Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, to help amplify the voices of 42 million women and their 28 million children teetering on or over the brink of poverty in the United States today.

Six months after the launch of A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, the conversation we initiated is still going strong, from kitchen tables and town halls to the Oval Office, and June’s White House Summit on Working Families. We couldn’t be prouder of its success:

  • Through our partnership with LIFT, young men and women are now fanning out into cities nationwide as brand-new Shriver Corps members, assisting low-income Americans in getting the economic help they need.
  • Our Lending Team, in partnership with Kiva, is supporting women entrepreneurs trying to get financial control of their lives. If you want to join our team and help a woman become a provider for her family while fulfilling her dreams, please take a look here.
  • Our much-discussed HBO documentary, Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert, was recently nominated for an Emmy award and continues to motivate viewers to act on the important issues raised in A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink. Katrina is continuing to inspire, not only as a working mother herself, but as a champion for women living on the brink. You can watch Paycheck to Paycheck now on HBO and HBO GO or on DVD beginning September 23, 2014.
  • Through our Classroom Initiative, 30 colleges and universities will use The Shriver Report as a text this fall in classes ranging from gender and women’s studies to sociology and business. If you know a professor who might be interested, you can get more information here.
  • Our partner Tipping Point is doing incredible work to create what we’re calling Zero Poverty Zones in cities across the country. To learn about this for your city, look here.

In other exciting news, The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s was the inspiration behind My Brain Matters, a new women’s movement launched by A Woman’s Nation in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association. Check it out here and join us as we mobilize a million women to wipe out Alzheimer’s.

All in all, we are so proud, humbled and grateful to all those who supported, shared, read, cited or are in the process of implementing the Report and its recommendations. We have set a high bar for The Shriver Report, and wewant to continue driving conversations that inspire impact. High-quality, deeply committed journalism and storytelling is made possible through investments from our community, and we hope you’ll consider donating to support more of this work.

Now we are pressing the pause button, and shifting our attention and resources onto our next special report. For now, it’s a time for us at The Shriver Report to listen — and get to work.

To that end, we will shift from posting daily content on and will focus instead on delivering what you’ve asked for – solutions, resources and links to our partners to help you become architects of change in your own lives. This site will remain the go-to destination where you can read The Shriver Reports, purchase them, and get information on the bold ideas contained in them.

We encourage you to stay connected to us for the latest news from The Shriver Report by signing up for our newsletter here. You can also follow Maria’s work on and through The Shriver Project at NBC News.

Thank you again for your continued support of The Shriver Report.

Maria and the Shriver Report team