"Giving Maine Kids a Voice"
Founded in 1994, MCA is a nonpartisan, data-focused advocate for public policies that improve the lives of Maine’s children, youth and families. By collecting and analyzing data on children and their health, economic and educational status, MCA seeks to link research to practice and public policy.
Our non-profit organization brings diverse groups together in coalitions to support policy initiatives that benefit children, provide oversight in state policy arenas and serve as a resource on children and family policy issues at the local and national levels.
Based in Augusta, MCA is supported by individuals, foundations, businesses and organizations with a commitment to the health and well-being of Maine’s children.
MCA salutes all those in our community who "stick their necks out for Maine kids," which is represented by the orange giraffe in our logo. We present our Annual Giraffe Awards at our Champions for Children Celebration event each October to honor community members who have done great work to support Maine kids.