Did You Know?
 

  • More than 47% of households are part of the ALICE population. Those working hard and falling short. 
     
  • Broward County has more than 380,000 residents receiving federal food assistance.
     
  • More than 270,000 people are living in poverty. Over 80,000 are children under the age of 18 years.

 

You Can Help

You Can Help a family become financially stable and self-sufficient.  Your support provides struggling individuals and families with the resources needed to create better opportunities for earning, keeping, and growing their assets.  
 

Making a difference for families

  • Center for Working  Families – a comprehensive prosperity initiative helping individuals and families on a path towards permanent self-sufficiency. Earn it – increasing earnings and income, Keep it – reducing financial transaction costs, Grow it – building wealth.
     
  • ALICE – 33% of households are walking a financial tightrope. These families are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE). The ALICE report equips businesses and governments to help stabilize hard-working families. Immediate solutions and system change creates more opportunities for everyone.
     
  • BankOn South Florida – an asset-building campaign to increase financial prosperity through financial education and coaching and developing relationships with mainstream financial institutions including banks and credit unions.

 

What Success Looks Like
 

Empowering people to earn, keep and grow assets

Low-income individuals and families in Broward County are able to move from earning the median income or below to earning a living wage through:

  • Family Sustaining Employment
  • Money Management
  • Asset Growth