Children across the Granite State deserve the opportunity to thrive. Studies suggest that kids who receive a high-quality early childhood education are 20% more likely to graduate from high school and are likely to earn – on average – a 50% higher income as adults.
We’re Empowering Rhode Islanders to Be the Voice for Kids
Rhode Islanders overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
This is key because research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development.
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and SCAN CEO Mark Shriver read to children at a pre-K classroom in Pawtucket.
Save the Children Action Network Commends Governor Raimondo’s Proposal to Increase Funding for Pre-K in Rhode Island
Mark Shriver, President of SCAN, a bipartisan organization that advocates for more access to high-quality early education, said, “I sincerely applaud Governor Raimondo for her continued dedication to ensuring that every child has the best possible start to life and am hopeful that legislative leaders will approve this critical investment.”
SCAN President Mark Shriver applauded Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo for signing a state budget that increases preschool funding by $8 million and provides 280 new high-quality seats.
Save the Children Action Network Applauds Rhode Island House Finance Committee for Funding Preschool Expansion
SCAN President Mark Shriver applauded Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello for approving a state budget on Friday that provides increases in funding for preschool by $8 million.
Associate Director, State & National Campaigns
Lindsay Hanson is the associate director for State & National Campaigns at SCAN. She comes to SCAN after leading the state-wide advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire. Prior to that, Lindsay spent nearly five years as Vice President of the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire. Additionally, she was the NH Women’s Vote Director for Obama for America and ran U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s successful run for State Senate.
Lindsay has more than 10 years of leadership experience in philanthropy, political and nonprofit management, including expertise in grant-making, fundraising and long-range strategic planning.
Lindsay is a life-long resident of New Hampshire and currently lives in Hopkinton with her daughter and two Great Danes.