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When kids learn on broken chairs

Michael Phillips, board chair of the leading education advocacy group 50CAN, spoke last month at a TEDxWilmingtonED Conference on the topic, “When Kids Learn on Broken Chairs.”

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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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Yannell Selman

Executive Director & Founder, P.S. 305


Charlie Bufalino

Director of Policy & Strategy

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Danielle Capalbo

Communications Manager


Aisha Heredia

Community & Outreach Manager

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