A Changemakers Forum

Monday, October 29, 2018

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Main Hospital Courtyard

1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

It’s been 10 years since United Way set an ambitious goal to make the invisible visible. Hidden within every  community, every age group, and every ethnicity were a growing number of workers earning above the poverty line, but less than what’s needed to survive. In a state perceived as wealthy, United Way placed a spotlight on these workers, calling them ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed).


Today, with some 900,000 ALICE households in New Jersey – nearly triple the number in poverty – it’s a moral and economic imperative that we find innovative solutions that stem this growth in financial instability.


NJ Spotlight and United Ways of New Jersey have teamed up to bring together our state’s top lawmakers and thought leaders to explore how New Jersey can be a national model for change in reversing this trend.

Capitol Conversation

A conversation between Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin  
about how and where state policy and law can bring change. Moderated by NJ Spotlight’s John Mooney.

Panel Discussion

A health care executive, entrepreneur, and economist think big and challenge us to throw out the current playbook. Panelists include:

  • Carol Ash, DO, MHCDS, FACHE
    Chief Medical Officer at RWJUH Rahway, an RWJBarnabas Health facility

  • Alfa Demmellash
    Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Rising Tide Capital

  • William Rodgers, III, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chief Economist, Rutgers University Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

Register Today

Space is limited! Click here to reserve your seat. Valet parking will be provided for all event guests.


Email or call 973.993.1160, x110.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

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