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2005 ConnCAN launches


December 2010 Marc Porter Magee sets off to create a national network of CANs


January 2011 50CAN is formally launched as an independent nonprofit organization


2011 RI-CAN joins the 50CAN network


2012 MarylandCAN, NYCAN and PennCAN join the 50CAN network

MD, NY and PA join 50CAN

2013 JerseyCAN and NorthCarolinaCAN join the 50CAN network

NJ and NC join 50CAN

February 2014 The Education Roadtrip is launched at 50CAN

Ed Roadtrip

September 2014 The inaugural class of the 50CAN Fellowship begins


November 2015 The 50CAN Guide to Building Advocacy Campaigns is published

50CAN Guidebook is published

February 2016 The inaugural YouCAN Advocate program begins


March 2016 StudentsFirst merges with 50CAN

Students First

September 2016 GeorgiaCAN, SouthCarolinaCAN and TennesseeCAN join the 50CAN network

GA, SC and TN join 50CAN

January 2017 DelawareCAN joins the 50CAN network

September 2017 HawaiiKidsCAN joins the 50CAN network

October 2017 50CAN welcomes affiliate organizations to the network

November 2017 The new 50CAN Guide to Building Advocacy Campaigns is published

January 2018 NewMexicoKidsCAN joins the 50CAN network