ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)
The COVID-19 pandemic claimed the lives of millions and unleashed an unprecedented storm of competing economic forces – leaving in its wake an additional 27,388 Mississippi households unable to afford basics.
In 2021, 219,019 households were in poverty, while another 360,043 were ALICE®. When combined, 52% of Mississippi households were struggling financially nearly two years into the pandemic.
Pandemic assistance is only temporary and now waning. With inflation on the rise, there are warning signs that struggling households may face a more uncertain future and, in fact, may already be losing ground. Please join United Way of the Capital Area in building solutions to improve life for ALICE families by spreading the word on social media about the #ALICE2023 Report and how this new data can help drive lasting, positive change.
The Alliance enters this season of reflection and gratitude, deeply appreciative of the support from our many members, supporters, and friends.
The Phil Hardin Foundation in Meridian was chartered in 1964 with the charge to “improve the education of Mississippians.” For nearly six decades, we have strived to be a catalyst for educational opportunity and community improvement in Mississippi through innovative leadership and productive partnerships.
This summer, I joined thought leaders from Mississippi and across the country in the FutureGood Studio’s futurism training program. It was transformational. This experience redefined my outlook, both professionally as a nonprofit leader and on a personal level. It fundamentally altered the way I approach work and staff engagement and envision the future for both myself and the clients we serve.