ABOUT Invest in Tomorrow
Solving child poverty is everyone's business
In 2017, a diverse group of stakeholders came together to align our efforts toward the goal of increasing economic opportunity and ending child poverty in Maine. The Invest in Tomorrow stakeholder group is working to develop policy recommendations and a “scorecard” to measure Maine’s success when it comes to creating more economic opportunity for children and families.
To begin, we held four community forums in parts of Maine hard hit by child poverty: Aroostook, Androscoggin, Hancock, Piscataquis and Washington counties. We also held five follow-up community meetings in those same counties, which focused on identifying solutions to child poverty.
We learned a lot. Over 200 people participated in these events and each person brought with them their experience, knowledge and passion for improving their communities. Not surprisingly, we heard many good insights and ideas.