The Middlesex Coalition for Children, founded in 1992, is an alliance of parents, educators, children's service providers, and community activists dedicated to improving the lives of children in Middlesex County.
The idea for the Coalition was created in the late 1980s when the first Mastery Test scores were released. According to the results, 40% of Middletown children were failing at school, scoring at the basic level or below. This number inspired community members to come together and do something about this disturbing trend.
The group recognized that not even the best schools or the most committed organizations could help children who lacked adequate food or a stable home, who had unmet physical or mental health needs, or who were being neglected or abused.
Now, the Coalition forms task forces on issues to mobilize the community to take action. The organization advocates for children's issues and also plans, coordinates, and supports a wide variety of initiatives to improve children's services in Middlesex County.
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