Friday, September 29, 2023

πŸ‘ͺ IMSPARK:ALICE Without Malice: Changing the Paradigm for Hawai'i's Families πŸ‘ͺ


πŸ‘ͺ Imagine…ALICE Without Malice: Changing the Paradigm for Hawai'i's Families πŸ‘ͺ

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

Imagine a Hawai'i where ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families are empowered to break free from financial constraints, leading to a brighter and more equitable future for all.

 πŸ“š Source:

Yu, L. (2023, July 31). Living Paycheck to Paycheck Can Be Scary: How Nonprofits Help Hawai‘i’s Struggling Middle Class Gain Financial Stability. Hawaii Business Magazine, August 2023.

 πŸ”— Link:

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 πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

In a state known for its high cost of living, where 44% of residents struggle to afford basic necessities, Hawai'i's ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population is finding innovative ways to rise above economic challenges. This is the story of resilience, resourcefulness, and community support. 🏑 Envision someone who defied the odds to realize his dream of homeownership in Hawai'i, a place where high costs can be a barrier to owning a home. His story is a testament to determination and breaking the cycle of financial instability for future generations.🌱 Visualize entrepreneurs turning trash into treasure through sustainable businesses like Upcycle Hawai'i. πŸ‘ͺ Envision resilience, as families embodying the struggles of working parents in Hawai'i. With family members facing resilient health challenges and high living costs, they navigate adversity to secure a better future, proving that even in paradise, living paycheck to paycheck can be scary.🌍 Imagine their experience with COVID-19 while pregnant igniting their passion for advocating for systemic change. As a parent leader, she's part of a movement pushing for affordable childcare, paid family leave, and higher minimum wages, emphasizing the power of community-driven solutions.

#ALICE,#EconomicMobility,#GenerationalPoverty,#WealthEquity,#InclusiveLiving,  #CostOfLiving,#IMSPARK, 

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