New National ALICE Report, Transporation Resources, Thrive!, Upcoming Job Fairs
ALICE: The Consequences of Insufficient Household Income
A Message from Richard Porth
President/CEO of United Way of Connecticut
The ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Household Survival Budget, is a barebones budget that covers just the essentials- food, housing, child care, transportation and health care. The 2016 Connecticut ALICE Report, a study of financial hardship, revealed that 38% of Connecticut households are unable to afford this frugal budget. A new national ALICE Report, The Consequences of Insufficient Household Income, explores the strategies deployed and subsequent consequences that result when households don’t earn enough to make ends meet. Visit the Connecticut ALICE website (http://alice.ctunitedway.org) or click HERE to download a copy of the report.
To learn more about the challenges ALICE households face, try putting yourself in the shoes of a typical ALICE household that face obstacles such as affording childcare, finding transportation to work and putting food on the table. The “Making Tough Choices” ALICE Simulator walks you through some of the tough choices that ALICE is faced with every day.
Use 2-1-1 to Connect With Transportation Resources
United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1’s comprehensive database of health and human services includes information on bus, rail and ride opportunities across the state of Connecticut. In 2017, 2-1-1 received almost 3,000 service requests for transportation assistance and the Transportation Page was visit nearly 3,500 times.
United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 is continuously striving to better meet the needs of Connecticut residents. If you are aware of transportation services that are not currently listed in our database please click HERE to let us know! To learn more about 2-1-1’s transportation service requests check out the Connecticut 2-1-1 Transportation Barometer.
Thrive! is the Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS) for the state of Connecticut. United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 Child Care provides support to Thrive! for the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Since its launch, the Thrive! Website has had more than 150,000 visits from individuals and child care providers interested in trainings, professional development opportunities and other quality improvement supports.
Two upcoming career fairs provide job seekers and employers seeking talented candidates the opportunity to explore job opportunities and network.
The Heroes 4 Hire Veterans Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 4th at the Pratt & Whitney Rentschler Field Ballroom in East Hartford. Veterans can expect to meet with more 60 employers and organizations that are looking to fill jobs or provide information about education programs, apprenticeship opportunities, job training, and employment services. The event begins at 11:00 am and goes until 3:00 pm.
On April 6th, Manchester Community College will host their 30th annual Regional Job and Career Fair. The event will take place from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Whether you’re a newcomer to the job market or hoping to advance your current career, this career fair offers a great opportunity to connect with local employers. Manchester Community College is located at 60 Bidwell Street. Jobseekers do not need to preregister for this event.
Date: Thursday, February 17th (Snow date Friday, Feb. 18) & Thursday, March 3rd (Snow date Friday, March 4) Time: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m Location: Room 9 at the QVCC Willimantic Center, located at 729 Main Street in Willimantic Cost: $49 Per Person Session One: Facebook 101: Making It Work for Your Business is a jam-packed […]
September 25, 2014: The Windham Theatre Guild presents “Spotlight on the Community: A WTG Variety Show” on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Burton Leavitt Theatre. This fundraiser will highlight the many talents of the Greater Windham Community. The show will feature storytelling, puppetry, music and more presented by members and […]
The Access Community Action Agency was recently awarded $4,000 from the Windham Area Women & Girls Fund to finance a Women Inspired: Next Steps program aimed at supporting low-income women in pursuing entrepreneurship. Funds will be used to provide follow-up business advancement support to participants of a March 2013 Women: Inspired! Breakfast event held by […]