Livable Wage Jobs


Hard-working ALICE parents are stretched thin—money wise and time wise. They work multiple jobs on multiple shifts just trying to provide for their families. At the same time Northwest Indiana employers need resilient, skilled workers for good-paying, livable wage jobs. But, there’s a disconnect. ALICE workers need support navigating the transition between enduring their lower-paying jobs and learning new skills that lead to new, better-paying employment.

The “Level Up” Program: Creating Pathways to Better-Paying Jobs started in fall 2019. Now, Family Career Navigators meet struggling workers where they are, help them set educational and career goals, connect their families to available basic supports, including financial skills like budgeting, debt reduction and  home ownership. Your contributions help navigators provide coaching, accountability (and cheerleading) for motivated families who want to improve their lives.