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
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.
More than 20,000 Maine children – 8 percent—have a parent that has served time A new KIDS COUNT® report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that the nation’s over-reliance on mass incarceration has had a devastating impact on American children, bringing increased poverty, homelessness, hunger and emotional pain into their lives. Now more … More Report: Maine has highest percentage of children with incarcerated parents in New England
In honor of #GivingTuesday, our Board Chair Bill Cumming talks about why he gives his time and energy to the Maine Children’s Alliance. Read his story and contribute to MCA below. Anything over which we have no control, controls us. A simple and almost universal example demonstrates the point. Rain, in and of itself, does … More Toward a World That Works for Everyone…
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
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
The Maine Children’s Alliance is pleased to join the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a 2012 KIDS COUNT outreach partner. In its first policy report of the year, the Foundation explores the increased number of children living with extended family and close friends, a longtime practice known as kinship care. Stepping Up for Kids: What … More KIDS COUNT Policy Report on Kinship Now Available