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United Way of Northern New Jersey accomplishments, events, and staff are featured regularly in media outlets across the region. Here are recent examples of United Way’s work being represented in the news:

NJEA ReviewNJEA Review
November 2016

Student success built on a positive school climate
United Way and College of Saint Elizabeth have teamed up to develop what is considered one of the most comprehensive initiatives in New Jersey to both improve school climates and promote students' health and wellness from kindergarten through 12th grade.
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Gannett NJGannett NJ
August 21, 2016

Liftoff? Despite preschool’s broadly proven benefits, it’s unaffordable for many
Quality preschool is critical to a child’s future. But it’s also beyond the financial reach of many working families in New Jersey. United Way’s Kiran Gaudioso gives insights on the scope of the problem and potential solutions.
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MY 9 NJMy 9 NJ Now
May 29, 2016

John Franklin talks ALICE® with MY9 Host Jim McQueeny
My9 Host Jim McQueeny sat down with United Way CEO John Franklin to talk about how to improve live for ALICE in the Garden State.
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May 30, 2016

Mack-Cali’s Rudin upbeat about Jersey’s potential
The United Way Commercial Real Estate Network Legacy Luncheon held its place as one of the best attended events of the year, featuring Rudin and bestowing the United Way Impact Award on UPS.
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NJ SpotlightNJ Spotlight
April 27, 2016

Profile: She redefines poverty to include working people who can’t get by
Stephanie Hoopes melds data, compassion, and a respect for human dignity in a new methodology that reveals the hidden face of poverty – beyond the official statistics.
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Star LedgerCBS MoneyWatch
March 31, 2016

Getting closer to the roots of economic insecurity
National economic numbers mask the facts on the ground. The United Way ALICE Report tracks the growing number of Americans in several states who live above the poverty line, are working but still struggle to cover the basics.
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Star LedgerThe Star-Ledger
February 3, 2016

Opinion: 3 next steps to help combat poverty in N.J.
At United Way of Northern New Jersey, we believe that lasting change begins with ALICE. We believe that ALICE can be the platform for achieving common ground.
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January 26, 2016

In NJ, ALICE Families Struggle to Realize the American Dream
ALICE is trying to realize the American Dream and if she can’t pay the heating bill, if she can’t feed her kids, the dream is lost. If it’s lost for ALICE, it’s going to be lost for all of us.
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