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RSB: Insana, Panel of Experts Introduce ALICE

Aug 04, 2014
MetroHartford Alliance

RSB: Insana, Panel of Experts Introduce ALICE

Prepare Attendees for Release of 2014 ALICE Report for Connecticut

On Friday, August 1 at the Hilton Hartford Hotel, the MetroHartford Alliance hosted a special Rising Star Breakfast in partnership with Alliance Strategic Partner the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.  Centered on the upcoming release of the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report for Connecticut on Labor Day 2014, the program drew upon the recently published Metro Hartford Progress Points report, created by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving in partnership with numerous organizations, including the Alliance.  The ALICE Report was first published in New Jersey by the United Way of Northern New Jersey as a way to illuminate income inequalities and to reveal deeper insight into the growing number of financially struggling families in suburban towns and regions. 

At the Rising Star Breakfast, CNBC commentator Ron Insana led a distinguished panel featuring United Way of Northern New Jersey's president and CEO, John Franklin; Rutgers University's William M. Rodgers, III, PhD; and Scott Gaul, director of the community indicators project for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.  Following here are video snippets of the dialogue from the event. 

Insana began the panel with opening remarks to the audience, and after convening the panelists to the stage, commenced the conversation with a question to Scott Gaul around the Metro Hartford Progress Points report.



Insana continued the dialogue with John Franklin, inquiring about the purpose of the ALICE Report for New Jersey and the impact of its findings.



Insana rounded out the discussion with William M. Rodgers,III, who highlighted the importance of "narrative."



The Rising Star Breakfast also served as a kick-off for the 2014 United Way Campaign, this year chaired by Comcast/NBC Connecticut's Mary McLaughlin.  Susan Dunn, president and CEO of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, introduces Mary for remarks here.



See a gallery of photos from the event. 

Sign up to receive the forthcoming ALICE Report. 

Support the 2014 United Way Campaign.

This Rising Star Breakfast was sponsored by Comcast/NBC Connecticut.  Media sponsor for the event was the Hartford Courant and Fox Connecticut Media Group.