Important ALICE Dates and Details

February 14th, 2022

The following are important dates and details regarding the upcoming ALICE Report release in April of 2022. Updates will be released as additional information becomes available. If you have questions, please email Mary Graham at [email protected] 

  • We should receive the embargoed child highlights report in mid-March (embargoed until first week in April). 


  • UWNNJ is holding trainings on all the dashboards and tools on March 16th  3-4 ES T and March 22nd 4-5 EST. 


  • Our April 1st UWTN meeting will tentatively be in person in middle Tennessee from 9-2:30 Central (location TBD), with hybrid/virtual connections for as much as possible.  Staff are welcome to attend, and the focus will be ALICE.  I will share more details soon.  Lunch will be provided, and we need to arrange logistics, so please let me know who is attending in person.


  • We should receive the budget calculator by end of March. 


  • We will receive a legislative tool mid-February, in time for UWTN Hill Day, with  ALICE data (and SNAP info) by legislative district. 


  • We will be planning an ALICE Awareness Week later this year. 

Posted by Kelley Nave

Attention advocates!  On February 22, beginning at 1 p.m. Central Time (2 p.m. Eastern), we will hold a Zoom meeting to prepare for the United Way Virtual Hill Day on March 2. 

On Wednesday, March 2, we will contact our legislators about our focus issues via email, mail, Zoom, Facetime, and phone, as well as educate them and the general public by sharing our message on social media.  Of note, in-person visits to legislators are also welcomed and encouraged, but only if safe and possible. 

Message content is being determined at this time.  Advocates will also receive general information around logistics and social media, as well as tips for engaging their legislators. 

In addition to materials housed on our resource page, we will be sharing language and templates you can customize and use for your communications with legislators, as well as social media messaging.   We’ll also tell you about a social media contest exclusively for Afterschool programs in TN, where the top three programs will win $200 each.

Please RSVP to [email protected] to ensure you receive all the materials you’ll need for the call on Tuesday, February 22 at
1 p.m. Central. You must email Mary in order to receive meeting credentials.

Posted by Kelley Nave

Through our final year of AmerisourceBergen Foundation grant funding, we are updating all of our United We Heal TN and Afterschool Heals TN tool kits, curricula, and other resources.  We also have been supporting the United Ways in WVA and the WVA afterschool network in replicating our work.  At this one-hour forum, we will break into groups to unveil all the new resources.  The United We Heal initiative is a tremendous way to support your corporate partners with free a toolkit to respond to our state’s substance abuse crisis (opioids, meth and beyond).  The Afterschool kit similarly provides tons of resources for any organizations supporting children and youth around substance use prevention, ACES, social/emotional learning, and trauma informed care. 
We hope that you and/or staff will attend, and we encourage you to invite your chambers, corporate partners, and out-of-school time providers to join as well.  The event and all the materials and resources are free.  For more background, links to our previous toolkits and curricula which we will be updating/expanding for a post pandemic world are here: and  Please share widely with staff and partners, and reach out with any questions. Register here for November 8

Posted by Kelley Nave