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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Read the 50CAN Strategic Plan

50CAN has drafted a new strategic plan to serve as a roadmap on this journey forward, organized around four big bets to democratize education advocacy itself.

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Adventures in Advocacy

Over the past six years, our journey as advocates has taken us into communities across this great land, forging deep friendships with fellow advocates and working together to secure important policy changes for kids. It’s our pleasure to share what we’ve learned along the way — an interactive park map to 50CAN.


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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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Atnre Alleyne

Executive Director


Marcus Brandon

Executive Director


Charlie Bufalino

Director of Policy & Strategy


Cheryl Cromwell

Parent Organizer

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