The Untied Way of Frederick County, Md. hosted their annual Leadership Breakfast on Tuesday at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center.
Community leaders who live united and explore ways to increase the quality of life for every person in the local community were present.
“We hosted about 60 or so community leaders, talked about the ALICE Report and the United Way’s mission to help address the issues of the ALICE Report,” said Untied Way of Frederick County, President & CEO, Ken Oldham.
“The ALICE Report stands for ‘Assets Limited Income Constrained Employed.’ It was a report that was ground-breaking. It was released in January of this year by ten United Ways throughout the State of Maryland,” said United Way of Central Maryland, President & CEO, Franklyn Baker.
United Way officials explained the main purpose of the ALICE Report.
“It highlights that there are 35 percent of workers in the State of Maryland. They work every day. They earn above the federal poverty level, but they don’t earn enough to keep pace with the state’s high cost of living,” said Baker.
With data from the ALICE Report, the Untied Way of Frederick County has come up with a strategic plan.
“[It’s] really focusing our area’s health, education and financial stability, putting them together and finding the places where they come together,” said Oldham.
To view the ALICE Report, click here.