Rent or electric bill? Food or prescription drug? For too many hardworking households, impossible decisions such as these are a way of life. When families and individuals are forced to make these difficult choices, the entire community faces consequences. Our families, neighbors, and colleagues who work hard, earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but are still victims of financial hardship are included in the ALICE report. ALICE stands for “Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed” and is a part of a movement to change the national dialogue about financial hardship and stability. The ALICE project provides a framework and language for stakeholders to reassess public and corporate policies and implement changes that improve lives in their communities. Hear from Traci Petty, Director of Public Relations and Operations at our local United Way, present about our region’s ALICE report at our June Fundamental Friday event on June 7th, from 9-10AM. RSVP to let us know you are joining us!