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See Our Impact

Equity For ALICE

Investing In Our Community’s Future

At United Way, we believe that by securing racial and economic equity for ALICE we can improve life for all.

ALICE essential workers. They are critical to keep our economy and households running, yet do not earn enough to afford their family’s basic needs.


United Way of Northern New Jersey advocates for those in poverty and ALICE because we value all workers and their contributions to our community.


Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 37% of households in our state were unable to afford the basics for survival. With so many families facing instability, the stakes couldn’t be higher — for everyone. As we rebuild our economy, going back to normal isn’t good enough.


The strength of our economy and community is at risk when ALICE lives paycheck to paycheck, one emergency from financial disaster. United Way is working toward a future where essential workers can afford to save for an emergency, access health care and give their children a quality, reliable early education.


We’re investing in ALICE’s future in the workplace, at home, and across the community.

Our Strategy

Asian Man Factory

Building a stronger workforce by advancing ALICE-friendly workplace policies and standards.


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Workplace Innovation


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Creating paths to financial independence through education, training, and services that help families build careers and personal wealth.


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Individual And
Family Success

Individual And Family Success

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Preventing children from falling behind and family caregivers from emotional, physical and financial collapse.


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Community Connections

Community Connections

Our Results

Your Impact


20 Preschoolers get books to boost literacy


10 ALICE families receive free tax prep and filing services


One month of affordable early education for an ALICE family


Home technology for 5 family caregivers to help better manage work and caregiving responsibilities

We are inspiring donors to help caregivers

United Way Caregivers Coalition provides thousands of area caregivers with access to vital information, resources, and supports. I’ve experienced firsthand the profound impact the Coalition has on caregivers. It’s what inspired me to become a United Way Tocqueville Society donor.

— Tim Greiner, United Way of Northern New Jersey Board member

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