The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is a national organization dedicated to achieving a vision of a healthy society and strong communities for all children, adults, and families. The Alliance works for transformational change across North America. By representing and supporting its network of hundreds of nonprofit human serving organizations, they translate knowledge into best practices that improve their communities. Working with and through its member network on leadership and advocacy, the Alliance strives to achieve high impact by reducing the number of people living in poverty; increasing the number of people with opportunities to live healthy lives; and increasing the number of people with access to educational and employment success. Go to alliance1.org for more information.
Our MISSION and VISION: To strengthen the capacities and influence of the Alliance's national network of high-impact nonprofit human serving organizations so that together they may pursue our vision of a healthy society and strong communities for all children, adults, and families.
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To improve employee health, wellness, and happiness, the Alliance offers the following:
The following programs and amenities are offered at all locations to employees who are parents to help make their lives a little easier:
The Alliance has a summer picnic with all employees and their families, and this past winter The Alliance had a Holiday Party at the Petit National Ice Center for employees and families.
The following activities and programs are offered at the headquarters location to employees to help increase their health and wellness:
Wellness Connection's Mission Statement: Dedicated to fostering a workplace environment that encourages employees' personal and professional productivity, and physical, social, and emotional well-being, by promoting greater health awareness through education and initiatives designed to support healthy lifestyle choices.
The following areas and amentities are available to employees:
The following areas and amenities are available to employees at the headquarter's location to rest and relax and have fun:
The following employee community building activities are available to employees at all locations:
The following eco-conscious options are available for employees:
Employees have the option to participate in the following opportunities and programs:
The Alliance participates in Summer Hours. Families International observes Summer Hours from June 1 through August 31. At manager's discretion, Monday - Thursday are 9 hour days and Fridays are 4 hour days with the office closing at 12:00pm or 1:00pm.
All eligible employees receive health insurance 30 days after the first day of employment.
The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities covers up to 80% of health insurance plans for eligible employees:
Employees receive health insurance when they work at least 30 hours a week.
The Alliance offers a full match to more than one health insurance plan, along with an Employee Retirement Plan, 401(k), pension, or profit sharing option.
In addition to standard health care coverage, the following benefits are offered to eligible employees:
The Alliance offers more than 24 days of paid time-off (PTO) annually for employees, which encompasses parental leave and time off for ill dependents.
A maximum of 40 hours of accumulated and unused PTO time may be carried over from one calendar year to the next. Exceptions to the carry over policy will be made subject to the discretion of the President. The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities encourages employees to take time off throughout the year as unused PTO is not paid at year-end. All accumulated PTO is paid out upon termination.
The following creative time-off opportunities are offered to employees:
The following financial incentives are offered to employees:
A word from Alliance President and CEO, Susan Dreyfus:
"The Alliance's intention to extend its purpose beyond member services and to leverage its many strengths to have a more robust and positive influence on society. The Alliance are now a network-building entity, a social enterprise, a community development financial institution, and a strong united network of 500 organizations, representing millions of voices, ready for mobilization that will be leveraged that will provide systemic change for America's children, families, and communities."
The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities' mission statement highlights the company's commitment to corporate and social responsibility, philanthropy, ethics, integrity, and values:
To strengthen the capacities and influence of their national network of high impact non-profit human-serving organizations so that together they may pursue their vision of a healthy society and strong communities for all children, adults, and families. The Alliance partners for impact so that together to increase the number of children, adults, and families who are able to live healthy and productive lives, and realize their full potential as contributing members of their communities. This focus will allow our network to contribute to: decreasing the number of people living in poverty; increasing the number of people living safe and healthy lives; and putting more people onto pathways for educational and employment success; achieve influence by effectively amplifying the knowledge, expertise, and value of our network and mobilizing them and the communities they serve so that positively influence society. The Alliance drive sinnovation by being a go-to source for research and development of human services.
The Alliance is committed to the following in all business operations and locations:
The following types of reporting measure commitments and achievements related to Alliance's mission, vision, and values:
The Alliance supports its member organizations, a network of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, which connects staff to a network of 500 private, non-profit human service organizations and community centers whose programs impact up to 3.4 million individuals a year.
Behavioral Health Employees donate their birthday gift to up to 4 local Milwaukee charities.
A word from The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities:
"The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities supports our employees' work/life balance with our summer hours, and closing the offices from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day with 10 paid holidays annually."
The Alliance offers the following non-traditional work arrangements for employees:
The following scheduling options are available to hourly (non-salaried) employees:
Regular holiday hours: Families International observes ten paid holidays during the year with a reduction in office preparations between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.
Summer hours: Families International observes Summer Hours from June 1 to August 31 - Monday through Thursday are 9 hour days, and Fridays are 4 hour days (manager's discretion).
Hourly employees are aware of their schedules at least 4 weeks in advance and are aware of overtime (although rare) up to 6 days in advance.
The following scheduling options are available to salaried employees:
The Alliance offers the following technologies to facilitate flexibility in the workplace depending upon company needs:
Employees are paid up to 24 hours per year to volunteer during the workday.
"The Days of Caring" program allows for employees to volunteer during a 2-week period during the year. Employees volunteer with supervisor approval and are paid their normal workday pay.
The following paid time-off (PTO) options are available to employees:
Caretaker Medical Leave: Benefits to care for a spouse, domestic partner, dependent, or parent of the employee will be paid by Families International with up to four weeks of pay 66 and 2/3% of base salary rate during leave. This pay is eligible for benefits, including PTO and 401(k) contributions. Unpaid leave beyond four weeks is available in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act. Paid time-off will not continue to accrue and payroll deductions will be made.
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The Alliance's budget and financial statements include a line item for employee training and development.
The following employee groups receive training: