Maine drops to 17th for overall child well-being in the latest KIDS COUNT report New data show that American children and teens are experiencing better health and education outcomes, yet they still face significant economic challenges. In the 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today, the Annie E. Casey Foundation reports that child well-being has … More New Report Finds Sharp Decline in Well-Being of Maine Children Despite National Trends
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
Data in this post can be found in the 2015 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book or the Data Center. The New Year allows us to pause and reflect upon the previous year so we can embrace the New Year with renewed energy and resolve to achieve our goals. It is a much needed chance to … More New Year, New Opportunities: A Data-driven Agenda for Maine kids
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!
The American Community Survey (ACS), an ongoing survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, provides data every year — giving policy makers, communities and businesses the current information they need to plan for investments and services. The Maine Children’s Alliance uses ACS data to track the well-being of our youngest citizens, keeping an eye on … More Maine’s rate of uninsured children increases