Almost one in five children in Maine lives in poverty. What can be done to break this cycle? We’ll learn about a new initiative that seeks to address the challenges of childhood poverty on many levels.
Claire Berkowitz, executive director, Maine Children’s Alliance
Robyn Merrill, executive director, Maine Equal Justice Partners
Cara Baldari (by phone), vice president of family economics, housing and homelessness, First Focus
- Maine Children's Alliance 2017 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book
- Maine Equal Justice Partners Invest in Tomorrow initiative
- Chamber, advocacy groups pair up to fight childhood poverty
- Child Poverty and Economic Conditions In Maine
- Maine Demographics of Poor Children
- It’s Time to End Child Poverty in Maine
- Children's Defense Fund: Child Poverty
- I grew up in poverty. Education was my pathway out.
- Our View: Minimum-wage hike eases child poverty
- Childhood poverty has a lasting impact on developing brain, finds study