Through a partnership with La Opinion, the nation's largest Spanish-language newspaper, WE Connect has developed three editions of a 24-page, full-color, bilingual supplement that has been circulated to over 20 million Californians in need.
In December 2009, Shriver, in partnership with The Women's Conference, created the WE Connect–Million Meals Initiative.
In 2005, Shriver launched her WE Connect Program, which connects working families in need with money-saving programs and support services.
WE Connect brings together community organizations and businesses, government agencies and state leaders, congregations and schools as partners in responding to the needs of the millions of individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet.
Hundreds of luminaries have spoken at the conference including Oprah Winfrey, Associate Justice of the U. Past Minerva Awards recipients include former first lady Betty Ford, Nancy Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King, astronaut Sally Ride and the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Shriver's mother.
The achievements of The Minerva Award winners are chronicled in a permanent exhibit at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento and have become part of California's official state archive.
It features, among other things, writings by public figures including Barbra Streisand, Laura Bush, Patti Davis, Soleil Moon Frye, Rosalynn Carter, Susan Collins, Kathleen Sebelius, Barbara Mikulski, Kathleen Sebelius, and Joe Biden. Senator Ted Kennedy, and five other prominent siblings.In August 2003, Shriver took an unpaid leave of absence from NBC News when her husband became a candidate in the 2003 California gubernatorial recall election.Shriver announced that she will not return to the news media after the excessive media coverage of the death of Anna Nicole Smith.The film chronicled the life, accomplishments and vision of her father, Sargent Shriver.