Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to build the dynamic, student-centered American education system of the future that provides a high-quality education for all kids, regardless of their address.
We work toward this mission through the pursuit of policies aligned to Believe in Better, our vision for the future, centered on five policy promises to America’s children:
Our organization believes in the potential of every child and recognizes the need to invest in education. The current education systems are inadequate, especially in the post-pandemic recovery. To address this, we emphasize local leadership, collaboration, innovative policies and effective advocacy tools. Our goal is to ensure that every child receives a quality education and we are committed to learning, adapting and driving grassroots change.
At 50CAN, we prioritize transparent, open advocacy, recognizing that sharing real-time progress strengthens accountability, promotes trust and accelerates learning. Each year, we announce our state and organizational goals, provide ongoing campaign updates, and conduct a year-end wrap-up to assess our collective achievements and chart the way forward.
50CAN is, ultimately, about people. We are working to build an organization where talented advocates are able to do the best work of their lives in a culture that supports and sustains them.
Marc Porter Magee
Steven Hernández, Esq.
Interested in working at 50CAN?
Are you a dreamer? A doer? A world-changer? Do you care deeply about the experiences of students and families in our education system? You might be the next member of the 50CAN family. Explore the open positions in our network and apply today!
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Our Commitment to Financial Transparency
We rely on your support for our work, and we extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the contributors who have supported the 50CAN network since its inception. In our advocacy efforts, we prioritize openness and transparency, providing comprehensive documentation of our sources of revenue and support. We are proud to share our CANnual Reports and 990s with you.