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Interview with David Miyashiro

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, 50CAN will be working to connect with some of our country’s leading thinkers, educators and policymakers as they share their best thinking on needed adaptations for our education system, districts, schools and classrooms that will best serve students during this challenging and chaotic time.

HawaiiKidsCAN Executive Director David Miyashiro has been a leading voice calling for funding to go directly to families in the Aloha State. He sits down with 50CAN CEO Marc Porter Magee, where they discuss the impact of Covid-19 on Hawaii’s families and the urgent need for policy change.

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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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Marcus Brandon

Executive Director, CarolinaCAN


Victor Evans

Executive Director

Leadership Team Vallay Varro

Vallay Varro


National Team

Ned Stanley

Director of Media Relations and National Voices Director

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