To us, reimagining American K–12 education is more than a just cause, it’s the most important work we can do as a democracy. Equipped with nonpartisan research and proven tools, 50CAN citizen-advocates drive the creation of stronger, more equitable schools in every state and community in our network.

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Education advocacy can seem overwhelmingly complex, but the goal of our shared work is straightforward: All children deserve a high-quality education, regardless of their address. See how we worked to achieve this mission in the 2016 CANnual Report.

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Virginia Excels launches in Richmond to improve equity in education

A member of Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s transition team has launched an advocacy organization aimed at improving education.

Eva Colen, who advised Stoney on education issues and helped with the creation of the highly touted Education Compact, will serve as the executive director of Virginia Excels, an organization being launched Tuesday. The organization, funded through a Robins Foundation grant in its incubation, aims to improve racial and socio-economic justice in the Richmond region.

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The 50CAN network grows every year to include more CANs, affiliates, fellowship communities, neighborhood initiatives and more. Here’s a peek at where we work.

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JerseyCAN

Janellen Duffy

Executive Director

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Eva Colen

Executive Director & Founder, Virginia Excels

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Farah Khan

Senior Creative Director

Education Advocacy Fellow

Arash Kamiar

Education Advocacy Fellow, Florida

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