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United Way of Madison County has released the Request for Proposals (RFP) to further expand the THRIVE Network to help struggling families begin to achieve financial stability. Building on work to strategically focus on creating self-sufficiency for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households, the THRIVE Network is an innovative collaborative of several local nonprofit partners working together to provide a unique and powerful opportunity for hardworking, financially-struggling individuals and families throughout Madison County.  Participants receive personalized coaching, resources and supports to obtain good jobs with good wages, success for their children and financial skills that produce long-lasting financial changes in their lives. 

"The THRIVE Network is an exciting way for like-minded organizations to work together to lift up individuals, families and our entire community. It has also lifted our partners by providing a strong and collaborative approach to the important, but challenging work we do. We appreciate our current partners for working with us to build this approach and are looking forward to expanding and strengthening our partnerships to better serve everyone in Madison County," said Nancy Vaughan, United Way of Madison County President.

The THRIVE Network model is a data driven model with promising evidence showing that this strategy works to increase the financial capability and economic mobility of participants that fully participate.  Expansive research affirms this model’s impact on low-income job seekers’ employment, net income, credit and net worth.

The RFP document is available at http://www.unitedwaymadisonco.org/RFP.  The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM February 28, 2019.