Please Join United Way for The ALICE Forum

nited Way of Central Maryland

Dear Community Partner,

Did you know that one in three Marylanders can't afford the state's high cost of living?
Please join United Way organizations from across the state of Maryland for the ALICE Forum. This event will focus on the findings of the Maryland ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report, a groundbreaking study that reveals more than a third of Maryland households—nearly 750,000—can't afford the state's high cost of living and don't earn enough to afford basic necessities.
The ALICE Report was designed to engage health, human and social services professionals, those working in foundations and nonprofit and service agencies, and others interested in the implications of the report, and details what it costs for those struggling to meet the most basic level in the local economy.  
The ALICE Forum will feature a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session with lead ALICE researcher, Dr. Stephanie Hoopes. Following the panel, United Way will facilitate an "in their shoes" activity, as well as small workshops to begin the conversation around solutions that can help break down barriers for ALICE.
The ALICE Forum
June 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Montgomery Park Business Center
1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230

Panelists include:
  • Dr. Stephanie Hoopes, lead researcher and director of the United Way ALICE Project;
  • Dr. Dawn Thurman, assistant professor, Morgan State University School of Social Work;
  • Dr. Memo Diriker, founding director of the Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON);
  • Millicent Nwolisa, executive director, Bridges to Housing Stability; and
  • Angie McAllister, vice president and senior program officer, United Way of Central Maryland.
Moderator: Sandy Monck, chief impact officer, United Way of Central Maryland
United Way considers the ALICE Report a public service, and in this spirit, invites you to bring a friend or colleague and to share this message with others in your networks.
Space is limited, so please register early for this event.
For questions, please contact Angie McAllister, or 410-895-1459.

We hope to see you on June 8.

Franklyn Baker
President and CEO
United Way of Central Maryland
The ALICE Report was made possible by the generous support of OneMain Financial.