ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, and represents individuals and families with income above the federal poverty level, but not high enough to afford basic household necessities. ALICE is your child care worker, your parent on Social Security, a recent graduate who can’t find work in their field, the cashier at your supermarket, the salesperson at your big box store, a home health aide, an office clerk.



Meet Christie who never thought she would be ALICE
Christie had a plan. She was going to finish her master’s degree, get a job as a librarian, and give her family a good life. Then, her husband became abusive. Before she knew it, Christie was ALICE.
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Women's Initiative member, Jessica, talks about being ALICE
Jessica learned a lot about United Way as a Loaned Executive. United Way THRIVE, United Way's financial stability initiative, became especially important to her because she grew up as ALICE.
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Join us on March 20 for a Bright Beginnings bus tour
Child care is one ALICE's biggest challenges. Join WI members at House of Tiny Treasures to learn about how United Way Bright Beginnings provides children from low-income families with quality early childhood education that prepares them for school and life.
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Women's Initiative members learn, celebrate, and support

February was a busy month for Women's Initiative members. In the span of three weeks, they heard from executive coach and career strategist Cecilia Rose, attended a celebration of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society, and supported child care scholarships at Women Who Rock!

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March 12: Lunch featuring Frank Billingsly
March 20: United Way Bright Beginnings Bus Tour
March 26: Campaign Closing Celebration
May 13: Women's Initiative Final Celebration 

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