At United Way of Central New York we believe local advocacy plays an essential role in making a local impact.

As a community convener, it’s our responsibility to advocate on behalf of our partners and champion community causes.

We make an effort to amplify individual voices and build collaborations for change. And together, we take on the important issues facing our community and identify solutions to our greatest challenges.

Alice report

ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed – households that earn more than the Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living for the county (the ALICE Threshold). Combined, the number of ALICE and poverty-level households equals the total population struggling to afford basic needs.

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