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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Meet the new!

You may have noticed something new about After six years of growth and a year and a half of planning—and one website crash along the way—we wanted to build a new portal to give a look into all the work the citizen advocates in our network are doing.

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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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Jonathan Cetel

Executive Director

Education Advocacy Fellow

Tish Johnson

Education Advocacy Fellow, New Jersey

Education Advocacy Fellow

Arash Kamiar

Education Advocacy Fellow, Florida

Leadership Team Chriss Tessone

Chris Tessone

Chief Financial Officer

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