This blog post written by Claire Berkowitz, executive director of MCA and originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald on July 15, 2016. Click here to read the original OpEd. We all want our children to grow up and become the confident, capable and caring adults of tomorrow, who can lead Maine into a prosperous future. … More PPH: MCA supports Stand Up for Students
“At this moment, we are at a critical juncture for Maine children,” said Claire Berkowitz, Executive Director of the Maine Children’s Alliance. “The data highlights some significant challenges facing our children, but also some substantial progress that has been made, too. Now, it is up to all of us to act on this data and … More ICYMI: the 2015 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book
An Update from the Maine Children’s Alliance November 2015 October was a busy month for the Maine Children’s Alliance. Highlights included, the Champions for Children Celebration, which was an overwhelming success and the release of a Georgetown report, which found no improvement in Maine’s rate of uninsured children. Learn more below! Getting Their Story Right: … More Raising Our Voices for Early Learning, Child Health and in Celebration
The 2015 Champions for Children Event, featuring the Giraffe Awards. “Here’s the thing about kids, they just want to be kids.” – Maria Padian This year’s Champions for Children Celebration was all about raising our voices and sharing the stories of Maine kids. From the host and keynote speaker to the Giraffe Award presenters and … More Getting their Story Right
This is the sixth in a series of profiles on the 2015 Giraffe Award winners. Each Tuesday leading up to the Champions for Children Event, we will feature a profile on a 2015 Giraffe Award Winner and showcase how they “stick out their neck” for Maine children, youth and families. This week, we are pleased to … More Meet Jim Wellehan, 2015 Giraffe Award Winner
MCA’s annual Champions for Children Event is just three weeks away and tickets are available now! On October 27, 2015, join the Maine Children’s Alliance at the Green Ladle in Lewiston to celebrate child and family advocacy in Maine. While we reflect on the progress made for children and families in Maine this past year, … More Register for the 2015 Champions for Children today!
This is the fourth in a series of profiles on the 2015 Giraffe Award winners. Each Tuesday leading up to the Champions for Children Event, we will feature a profile on a 2015 Giraffe Award Winner and showcase how they “stick out their neck” for Maine children, youth and families. This week, we are pleased … More Meet John Woods, 2015 Giraffe Award Winner