This post was written by MCA Senior Policy Analyst, Rita Furlow and originally appeared as an editorial in the Bangor Daily News on July 6, 2016. To read the original article, click here. Ensuring Maine’s prosperous future begins with making sure our youngest residents have the opportunities that promote healthy development. Unfortunately, the Bangor Daily … More BDN: More Maine children live in poverty, fewer get help. We should expect the opposite.
Last week, the Maine Masonic Charitable foundation announced that the Maine Children’s Alliance is a finalist for a $2,000 “Building Our Community” Grant. We are so honored to be recognized for our leadership, research and advocacy work to make Maine a better place to be a kid. However, to win the grant, we need your … More Vote for MCA for Community Grant
On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Maine Children’s Alliance held a press and community event to explore what the numbers in 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book mean for Maine kids and what some prominent Maine organizations are doing to improve the numbers. MCA joined forces with the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP), Portland ConnectED, the … More ICYMI: 2015 KIDS COUNT Press Event
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
Adults without a high school degree are more likely to live in poverty and have poor health outcomes than adults with a high school degree or post-secondary education, according to the 2012 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book released today by the Maine Children’s Alliance. The book is an annual compilation of evidence-based data on the … More Young Adults Without a High School Diploma Face Tough Odds
We are pleased to welcome Ned McCann who joins the Maine Children’s Alliance this month as our new vice president. Ned will be an important addition to our organization, helping MCA President/CEO Dean Crocker lead our efforts on behalf of children, youth and families in Maine. His responsibilities as vice president will include helping to: … More Maine Children’s Alliance Welcomes New Vice President