Colleen Rice, Executive Director of Leadership Medina County recently participated on the National Leadership Committee for a new research brief spotlighting children from low-income families.
ALICE in Focus: Children reveals that while 12 million children nationwide were in poverty pre-pandemic, another 24 million lived in households that are ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). ALICE families earn above the federal poverty level but less than the cost of basics. Because traditional measures of poverty have overlooked these struggling families, their children have been locked out of critical supports such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
The brief is the first in a new research series, ALICE In Focus, developed by United For ALICE – a driver of innovation, research and action to improve life for households in financial hardship. Visit https://unitedforalice.org/focus-children to access the ALICE in Focus: Children interactive online dashboards as well as the national and state-level research briefs.