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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Explore the CANnual Report

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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And Still They Rise: Parent Power in Philadelphia

“Don’t mess it up.”

Those words rode the bus with Quibila Divine in the late 1960s and early 70s from North Philadelphia to the predominantly white northeast neighborhood where she would be among a cohort of African-American kids integrating at Solis Cohen, the local elementary school.

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Stronger together

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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Jessica Hickernell

Public Affairs Manager

Team Advocacy

Farah Khan

Senior Creative Director


Michael O’Sullivan

Executive Director

Leadership Team

Marc Porter Magee

CEO & Founder

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