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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Explore the CANnual Report

Education advocacy can seem overwhelmingly complex, but the goal of our shared work is straightforward: All children deserve a high-quality education, regardless of their address. See how we worked to achieve this mission in the 2016 CANnual Report.

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Aloha from HawaiiKidsCAN

As a proud fourth-generation product of Hawaii, I’m privileged to call this special place home. Generation after generation, my family has shown me the importance of a strong education as the path for a life of success, leadership and stewardship of our shared community.

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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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TennesseeCAN

Charlie Bufalino

Director of Policy & Strategy

Team Advocacy

Alexander Jue

Policy & Research Manager

JerseyCAN

Morganne Firmstone

Director of Advocacy & Public Affairs

NorthCarolinaCAN

Marcus Brandon

Executive Director

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