United Way of Wisconsin, in partnership with 30 invested local United Ways in the state, released the ALICE report in September. On October 18, there will be a presentation and panel discussion on how ALICE is faring in Marathon County.
The United Way report introduced the ALICE metric, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, and represents the population of individuals and families who are working, but are still unable to afford basic necessities: housing, food, child care, health care and transportation. This presentation will focus on the ALICE families living in our local community.
WHO: In addition to a presentation by Charlene Mouille, Executive Director of United Way of Wisconsin, the panel discussion will include: Jeff Sargent, Executive Director-North Central Community Action Program; MaiGer Moua, United Way’s 2-1-1 Director/Housing and Homelessness Coalition; and Dave Eckmann, Executive Director of the Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce. The panel will be moderated by Jim McIntyre, Greenheck Fan Corp/United Way Board of Director’s President.
WHEN and WHERE: October 18, 2016, 1:00-2:15 p.m., Westwood Conference Center, 1800 Westwood Blvd, Wausau.
INTERVIEWS: Charlene Mouille, along with members of the panel, will be available from 2:15-2:40 for interviews. If you are interested in an interview after the event, please contact Sue Haupt at 715-298-5709 prior to October 18.
WHY: United Way will use the ALICE study as a framework to raise awareness in order to create lasting changes implemented to improve lives and strengthen local communities.