CANlogo-finalPolicy decisions about health care, education, social services, the criminal justice system, and the economy have a major impact on the lives of children and families in North Carolina. Unfortunately, their voices are often left out of the policymaking process.

That’s where the Child Advocacy Network comes in—we leverage the strength of the agencies, organizations, and individuals who care about our state’s children to ensure that our elected officials put children first.

The NC Child Advocacy Network is a project of NC Child, a nonprofit organization based in Raleigh whose mission is to “build a strong North Carolina by advancing public policies to ensure all children – regardless of race, ethnicity, or place of birth – have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.”

Membership & Benefits

Membership is free and is open to individuals and organizations. You become a member by simply filling out the membership form.

Members benefits of the Child Advocacy Network (CAN) fall into three categories:

Information: To have an impact, you’ve got to know what’s going on. In addition to NC Child’s regular legislative updates, blog posts, webinars, and other publications, CAN members have access to legislative insiders, data experts, and messaging support.

Collaboration: The issues facing children in North Carolina are big, and that’s why the CAN supports statewide collaboration among state and local advocacy groups and individuals.

Activation: Advocacy isn’t easy—it’s not always clear what to say and who to say it to. NC Child and our allies provide CAN members with easy and effective ways to take action to protect NC kids.

If you have questions about the Child Advocacy Network, please contact Adam Sotak, public engagement director.

When we work together, we are strong and we can be the “voice” that our children need. Join us today!