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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. 

Watch a video compilation of the 2017 community forums
Maine has a child poverty problem, but we can solve it together

We can all work together to improve the future for children, families, and communities in our state.  

  • Learn more about child poverty in Maine in the Invest in Tomorrow report

  • Read more about Invest in Tomorrow’s policy solutions 

  • Follow policy progress on the dashboard

  • For more information or to get involved contact Ann Danforth

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