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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On the Blog

YouCAN in Action: David Street

With Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” in the background, a camera winds its way into Busboys and Poets, a D.C. franchise that has become a popular gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Throughout a two minute video, there is a series of handoffs as adult after adult stands in front of a rapt group of young African-American men.

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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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Leadership Team

Chris Tessone

Chief Financial Officer

Team Impact

Elizabeth Frosch Taylor

Chief of Staff

Team Advocacy

Alexander Jue

Policy & Research Manager


Charlie Bufalino

Director of Policy & Strategy

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