The NC Child Advocacy Network (CAN), launched and supported by NC Child, brings together child advocates from across North Carolina. Our primary goal is building power that can impact public policies to benefit children and families.
Those who are closest to the challenges know the best solutions. Together with the thousands of parents, direct service organizations, health care professionals, youth leaders, and faith groups who make up the Child Advocacy Network, we speak with a unified voice for North Carolina children.
To give more children a great start in life, we need a strong network of advocates across North Carolina. That’s why NC Child is building multi-issue, multi-racial local “hubs” across the state. CAN hubs lift up the voices of local advocates and create a statewide network of strong voices for children.
CAN hubs are underway in Goldsboro (Wayne CAN), Asheville (Western NC CAN), and Wilmington (New Hanover CAN), with plans for two more hubs by the end of 2021.
NC Child provides a modest yearly grant to a cornerstone organization in each CAN hub. CAN hubs receive ongoing training and technical support, and up-to-the-minute information and data about state and federal child policy and opportunities to engage.