Date(s) - 04/13/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whether you’re conducting a needs assessment, producing a community profile or program evaluation, or applying for a grant, statistics give you the ability to tell your story with more insight, credibility and creativity.
The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of quality, timely and relevant information about our nation’s people and economy. The Census Bureau releases statistics annually about your community for more than 69 indicators. Its website provides access to this data using several online tools.
In addition, we will learn more about the Maryland ALICE® report! This statewide project began last year with United Way to quantify the number of households in Maryland who are living above the poverty level, but still struggling every day to make ends meet. These households are identified as ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. These individuals and families are working, often more than one job, but still have great needs which go unmet, and are just one accident, or car breakdown, or one health issue from financial disaster.
Amy Luppens of United Way Lower Eastern Shore will provide a brief breakdown of information for each county, and help to identify those barriers and challenges that ALICE households face. This information will be beneficial not only to the nonprofit community when sourcing grant funding or planning programming, but also for local/state officials & other stakeholders who work hard to provide great communities for us all to live in.
The Foundation has laptops available for up to 18/25 participants to use during this workshop. It would be greatly appreciated if you have the ability to bring your laptop, that you do so.