MCA Welcomes New Executive Director

  The Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) is pleased to welcome our new executive director, Stephanie Eglinton. Stephanie comes to MCA with extensive experience with Maine’s philanthropic and nonprofit communities. Most recently, she worked as a Senior Program Officer at the Maine Community Foundation (MCF), where she led the foundation’s statewide initiative to improve outcomes for … More MCA Welcomes New Executive Director

MCA is Hiring!

The Maine Children’s Alliance will be hiring two positions in the New Year. We are looking for committed team members who will support our mission to advocate for sound public policies and promote best practices to improve the well-being of children and families in Maine. The Communications & Outreach Assistant supports the Maine Children’s Alliance … More MCA is Hiring!

The Future of Maine: Do not let fear cloud your compassion.

This blog post was written by our Executive Director, Claire Berkowitz, in response to the recent remarks made by prominent figures and policymakers regarding the Syrian refugee crisis in the aftermath of the horrendous Paris attacks. When guests arrived at our Giraffe Awards celebration last month, they were greeted by music from the Pihcintu Multicultural … More The Future of Maine: Do not let fear cloud your compassion.

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

Early Childhood Update

1. Proposed Rules for Public Preschool Programs in Maine The Maine Department of Education has proposed rules that would create standards for public preschools in Maine. A public hearing on the proposal was held last week on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Augusta. There were approximately a dozen people in attendance and comments were made … More Early Childhood Update

Half of Maine’s Young Families Struggle to Make Ends Meet

But Public and Private Efforts to Connect Low-Income Families with Early Childhood Education, Job Training and Other Tools Can Remove Barriers to Opportunity Augusta – A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that half of Maine’s young children are growing up in low-income households and calls for a comprehensive effort to lift kids … More Half of Maine’s Young Families Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Race for Results

The future prosperity of the United States and right here in Maine depends on widely distributed opportunity for all children, regardless of where they live or what racial or ethnic group they belong to. The sustainability of America’s prosperity depends on it. The rapidly changing demographics of American society mean that children of color will … More Race for Results

Sequestration in Maine

The Maine Children’s Alliance is a member of the New England Consortium (NEC), a six-state collaborative of child research and policy organizations working to advance policies to reduce poverty and build opportunity for children and families. NEC members continue to educate our national leaders and the public about the devastating impact sequestration would have on children and families. … More Sequestration in Maine