Did you miss the October event and want to make a donation? Click here to contribute today
40 Years, 40 Stories Fundraising Breakfast
Thank you to all who attended our 40 Years, 40 Stories breakfast on October 4 th in St. Paul. You are champions for Minnesota families! Together we raised $10,000 to continue MCCC’s life-changing programs for parents and communities across the state.

Save the date for our April 11 th breakfast event in Minneapolis at Lake Calhuon Event Center (St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church).
We're looking for individuals passionate about empowering parents and communities to prevent child abuse and neglect!

Be a part of the following committees:

  • Development
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Data and Evaluation
Sara Knapp tells us why she's our Board Chair
Submit your story to win an MCCC 40th Anniversary shirt!

How you have been impacted by MCCC’s and what difference has it made in your life?

We invite story submissions from anyone touched by the organization such as parent participants, staff, board members, or others.

The Deadline is January 11th!
Anna Johnson
Western Regional ACE Training Coordinator
As the Western Regional ACE Training Coordinator, Anna will be utilizing the ACE Interface training and Self-Healing Communities Program to cultivate understanding on the impact of adverse childhood experiences and develops resilience and shared healing in the communities she works in.
Anna truly believes in the integral value each individual holds, and has a passion for fostering affirmative change in each person she works with.  In addition to her position with MCCC, Anna also works as a Licensed School Counselor in a K-12 school in rural Western MN.
Cassandra Berg
Evaluation and Community Education Manager
As Evaluation and Community Education Manager, Cassandra is responsible for leading the organization’s data management and evaluation efforts, serving as the Chair of the Data and Evaluation Committee, and coordinating the organization’s ACE Interface training program and network of presenters.
She has nearly ten years of experience building program and evaluation capacity in organizations in the areas of education, youth development, and workforce services. As a former educator and youth worker, she brings a direct service and utilization-focused lens to data and evaluation. She is a certified Racial Justice Facilitator, and is passionate about engaging communities in systems change to create greater equity.
Cassandra holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Macalester College.
Monday and Tuesday, October 29 – 30
Coon Rapids, MN
Infant and Early Childhood
Mental Health Conference

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
This conference:
  • Brings together multidisciplinary professionals working with very young children, their families and caregivers
  • Promotes Infant Mental Health principles to inform practice across disciplines
  • Explores how research informs practice and practice informs research
Early Word Development
By Child Trends

" Are parents picking up on their child’s cues? The research suggests that being attentive to a child’s needs in a warm, loving way is associated with a higher number of words that he or she speaks, especially early on."

Poverty rate rising among America’s youngest children, particularly infants of color
By Child Trends
" In 2017, infants and toddlers represented the age group most likely to live in poverty. The disparities in poverty levels among infants and toddlers by race and ethnicity are particularly concerning: in 2017, nearly 1 in 3 black infants and toddlers, more than 1 in 4 Hispanic infants and toddlers lived in poverty, compared to approximately 1 in 9 white, non-Hispanic infants and toddlers."

First-Time Parenting Knowledge
By Child Trends

" Don’t you wish babies came with instructions? New parents have tons of questions about their little ones, from feeding and bathing to sleeping and all those little noises they make. And the questions don’t end as babies enter their toddler years."

Access to Early Care and Education for Low-Income Hispanic Children and Families: A Research Synthesis
By Julia L. Mendez; Danielle A. Crosby; Demi Siskind
Affordable care arrangements allow low-income parents to more reasonably pursue employment or education and training opportunities.

Children from low-income families who experience high-quality ECE, especially in center-based settings, fare better in terms of developmental and academic outcomes than those who do not.

Child Abuse is 100% Preventable

Our mission is to empower parents and communities to build supportive relationships, nurture children and prevent child abuse and neglect.