Community invited to learn about major barrier for local families on July 19
How would you feel if a raise or promotion actually meant fewer resources to support your family? It might feel as if you were falling off a steep cliff. This “Cliff Effect” is exactly what more than 8,500 Newaygo County residents face as they struggle to make a living and care for their families.
When working families gain income, their higher income often causes them to lose public support benefits like meals at school for their children. The Cliff Effect happens when the lost benefits total more than the new income. To avoid this issue, struggling parents may not look for work or may turn down jobs, promotions, overtime, or other opportunities. This not only keeps working families from getting ahead, but it also prevents businesses from attracting and retaining the talent they need to grow our local economy.
On July 19, join Circles Newaygo County to learn more about the Cliff Effect and hear from local people dealing with this issue. There will also be conversation about what we can do as community members to create solutions.
The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Newaygo United Church of Christ (432 Quarterline Street, Newaygo). A community meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:40 p.m.
To RSVP, contact Lindsey Slater at Fremont Area Community Foundation at 231.924.5350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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