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ALICE Enrichment Fund

 

 

 

Studies show that out-of-school activities—like sports, music, and robotics—can improve health and wellness, boost academic achievement, and build social and emotional skills in the children who participate.

Unfortunately, children in low-income families don’t participate in activities at the same rate as more affluent children. Their parents simply don’t have the money left in their budgets after paying for housing, utilities, transportation, and food.

In fact, only about 44% of children in homes with $25,000 to $49,900 in annual income participate in sports, compared to 69% of children whose parents earn $100,000 or more per year.

To make sure that these low-income children can reap the benefits of out-of-school activities, United Way’s ALICE Enrichment fund pays up to $300 per child per year, to a maximum of $900 per family, to cover the cost of activities.

Find out if your child qualifies

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

  • United Way provides funding to 8 regional partners (see below). They administer the funds to families in all 15 towns that we serve.
  • Parents apply directly to the regional partner on behalf of their children. Some documentation of family income will be required.
  • Payments are made directly to the provider of the activity, to cover the program’s cost, up to $300 per child per year.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

820 children have benefitted since the program’s launch in 2017

983 activities have been funded

$189,469 has been distributed to children in our region

SUCCESS STORIES

Read how the ALICE Enrichment Fund helped one mother get her kids enrolled in a ski camp through their school.

Learn how one Bethel teen found his passion for theater, through the ALICE Enrichment Fund.

CONTACT & APPLY

Contact one of our local partners today to apply!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BETHEL
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Megan Alworth-Khazadian

203.794.8537
Flier (PDF)
Application (PDF)

BROOKFIELD
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Amy Diezemann
203.775.5308
Flier (PDF)
Application (PDF)

DANBURY
DANBURY YOUTH SERVICES, INC.

Diane Doling
203.748.2936
Flier (PDF)
Application (PDF)

GREATER NEW MILFORD/SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD COUNTY
MVP SOS
Mvpsosapps@gmail.com

www.mvpsos.org
Flier (PDF)
Application (PDF)

NEWTOWN
NEWTOWN DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Ann Lobosco

203.270.4330
Flier (PDF)
Application (PDF)

REDDING
REDDING DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Angelica Fontanez

203.938.3580
Flier (PDF)
Application (PDF)

RIDGEFIELD
RIDGEFIELD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Mike Flynn
203.438.8821
Flier (PDF)
Application (PDF)

STAMFORD
PERSON-TO-PERSON
Ask for a case worker

203.655.0048
Flier (PDF)
Application (PDF)

 

 

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