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A Voice for Maine Kids!

The Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) is committed to improving the lives of Maine’s children, youth and families.

Since 1994, MCA has provided non-partisan leadership by promoting and advocating for sound public policies that benefit Maine’s children.  A resource for our partners and policy-makers, we provide comprehensive data and information about the status and well-being of Maine’s children.  We contribute to positive change by collaborating with partners at the state, regional and national level. Please join us and support MCA today. Your support will help us continue to improve the lives of Maine children and their families. 

MCA Job Posting

The Maine Children's Alliance seeks an organized, committed individual to join our team.The Research and Policy Assistant is a part-time position that provides a high level of coordination and organizational project support to the Maine KIDS COUNT and Early Childhood Programs at the Maine Children’s Alliance. Duties include, but are not limited to:  assisting with the design, development and dissemination of project products and reports, such as the Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book; assisting with project data collection activities; conducting literature reviews to support project activities; maintaining databases to support project activities; managing the logistics of and coordinating content development for meetings, conferences, trainings, and other project-related events. For a full job description, click here. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to by Friday, January 9, 2015.

Creating Opportunity for Families

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach will be available Nov. 12 at 12:01 a.m. EST at Additional information is available in the KIDS COUNT Data Center, which also contains the most recent national, state and local data on hundreds of indicators of child well-being. The Data Center allows users to create rankings, maps and graphs for use in publications and on websites, and to view real-time information on mobile devices. 

A Platform for Maine's Children 

Waterville, ME - On September 6, 2014, surrounded by child advocates representing 11 of Maine's 16 counties, MCA released a Platform for Maine's Children at the Maine Children's Convention. The Platform offers a vision for how we might close the gap between what we know children need for health and well-being and what we do to ensure it. It is intended to inform citizens and policymakers about the best ways to secure positive outcomes for children across all domains of child well-being. Read the latest Maine Kids Voice blog post to learn more about what happened at the Convention and what you can do to advocate for Maine children.

From Our Blog: Maine Kids VOICE