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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50CAN 2017 Campaign Goals

Campaign progress report: Delaware, New York and North Carolina

Three more state campaigns in the 50CAN network have wrapped up their legislative sessions for the year: Delaware, New York and North Carolina. We’re proud of the success these local advocates have achieved, the progress made on several initiatives together and the hard-fought losses that will pave the way for the campaigns to come next year.

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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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Team Growth

Sarah Aronson

Development Manager


Bill Fischer

External Affairs Director


Michael O’Sullivan

Executive Director


Shelonda Richardson

Memphis Field Coordinator

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