AECF Presents: the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Rising tide of economic recovery did not lift all boats, leaving many children shipwrecked. “Maine’s economy is not working for all of our children. Too many kids are living in families where no parent has full time work, where housing costs take up a large portion of the family budget, or where wages don’t meet the … More AECF Presents: the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book

BDN Letter to the Editor: Tax credits reduce poverty

Letter to the editor by MCA Board Member Margaret Leitch Copeland. Read the original letter published in the Bangor Daily News July 17, 2015.  I applaud Gary Laweryson for his July 8 BDN OpEd, which highlighted how the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit boost the financial security of veterans and service … More BDN Letter to the Editor: Tax credits reduce poverty

From the Intern’s Desk: As our Economy Evolves, So Must our Schools

This is part of a weekly series of posts by Roy Ulrickson III, our Master of Social Work Intern. Opinions expressed may not reflect those of MCA, but we want to encourage an open dialogue with our readers. As Mainers, we are proud of our small town heritage and our commitment to our neighbors. Our schools have … More From the Intern’s Desk: As our Economy Evolves, So Must our Schools

Save the Date | 2015 Champions for Children Event

Featuring the 2015 Giraffe Awards Celebrate with us! Join us as we reflect on the previous year, celebrate successes and prepare for the challenges ahead in child, youth and family advocacy. Together, we will also honor those who have “stuck out their necks” for Maine kids and families with the 2015 Giraffe Awards. October 27, … More Save the Date | 2015 Champions for Children Event

From the Intern’s Desk: Proficiency-based Teacher Ed

This is part of a weekly series of posts by Roy Ulrickson III, our Master of Social Work Intern. Opinions expressed may not reflect those of MCA, but we want to encourage an open dialogue with our readers. Soon, all high school students must demonstrate proficiency in a number of different subject matters in order to graduate. … More From the Intern’s Desk: Proficiency-based Teacher Ed