NCAN's Commitment to Systemic Change
At NCAN, we have been filled with anger, grief, and new resolve as we've witnessed historic protests around the country in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others.
We are in the debt of so many Black leaders who have organized and sustained protests in communities across the nation, at great risk, to demand racial justice. Some of these activists are students – you may even know them. We tend to think of students as the leaders of tomorrow, but they are undoubtedly leaders in this pivotal moment as well.
As an equity-minded organization, NCAN has adopted systems change as one of our core strategies. This complements our policy work focused on making postsecondary education affordable for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. It's not nearly enough.