Good work depends on the ideas and strategies of a diverse group of people fighting for a common goal. We need YOU to be a partner. We’re fighting to get struggling, working families (ALICE) on a path to financial wellness through better paying jobs and access to quality, affordable child care and basic needs supports. We’re looking for volunteers to be part of the conversation.
Livable Wage Jobs Work Group
We’re focused on connecting hard-working people with job skills training, good paying job opportunities, and basic supports for their families. We’re a group of major region employers, human resource professionals, educational institutions, workforce development professionals, trade program leaders, faith leaders, and nonprofit employment specialists.
You can help us grow the Level Up program. You can put struggling, hard-working people on a new career path so they can provide for their families.
Child Care Work Group
We’re helping struggling, working families overcome a barrier to going back to school or getting a better paying job. Our goal is to make quality child care and out-of-school care available when working parents need it AND at a price they can afford. Quality, affordable child care and out-of-school care sets the next generation up for success in school and work. We’re parents, child care providers, youth development specialists, faith leaders, and educators.
You can help us find solutions for child care deserts, develop strategies for back-up and sick care, and create child care grants for struggling, working parents.
Financial Wellness Work Group
According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, financial well-being is having:
- Control over day-to-day, month-to-month finance
- Capacity to absorb a financial shock
- Financial goals and being on-track to meet them
- Financial freedom to make choices that allow you to enjoy life
Struggling, working families need training, coaching and accountability partners on their journey to financial wellness. They need to know how to connect to resources from government, local financial institutions and nonprofits that incentivize home ownership and debt reduction. You can help us create these pathways for struggling, working families who are motivated to achieve financial wellness.