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.
This blog post is from an April 1, 2016 letter to the editor written by MCA Board Member Shawn Yardley published in the Bangor Daily News. Check out the original letter here. Finding real solutions to poverty is in the best interest of our children and state. Preparing Maine for a prosperous future begins with … More BDN Letter: Find real solutions to poverty
Far too many children in Maine lack access to the dental services they need to grow and thrive. The first step in ensuring that our children receive quality oral health care is an annual dental check-up. It seems so simple, but in Maine this is much easier said than done. One of the greatest barriers … More Getting Our Kids Oral Health Care
“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
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. Last week, some of the staff of the Maine Children’s Alliance attended The Impact of Poverty conference … More From the Intern’s Desk: Poverty 101
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
Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) collaborated with Maine Center for Economic Policy (MeCEP), Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) and Maine Community Action Association (MCAA) to host a press event for the latest American Community Survey data release (Sept 22). The event, held at the State House Welcome Center, featured speakers: MeCEP Executive Director Christopher “Kit” St. … More MCA and Partners Join For Census Data Release