MassCAN is a coalition of organizations and people collaborating to inspire and educate Massachusetts students in computing. Coalition members today include nonprofits actively working in the technology education space (e.g., Education Development Center), business organizations (e.g., the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC), the Massachusetts Business Roundtable (MBR), and the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE), high tech companies (e.g., Google, Microsoft), educational institutions (e.g., UMass), teachers (e.g., the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)), and organizations sponsoring and fostering collaborative systemic change (e.g., The National Science Foundation, code.org, The Boston Foundation, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech), Massachusetts Life Sciences Center).
MassCAN is driven by an Executive Committee that provides vision, guidance, and program direction. It operates through a collection of people working in four main areas: Standards, Curriculum, Professional Development and Public Awareness. MassCAN funding comes from public and private sources and is distributed through partner organizations such as EDC and the MassTLC Education Foundation to help underwrite activities that support MassCAN’s mission.