Our Staff

Student Success California is staffed by a team of professional education advocates, including the national team at 50CAN. We’re always looking for talent, and if you have any interest in any of the jobs below, please click through and let us know.


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Jim Blew

Jim Blew is the Director of Student Success California—a tax-deductible advocacy organization affiliated with 50CAN, the 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now. Jim was national President of StudentsFirst from late 2014, when StudentsFirst’s founder Michelle Rhee announced her retirement, until mid-2016, when he helped merge StudentsFirst and 50CAN into a single national network. For nearly a decade starting in 2005, Jim served as the Walton Family Foundation’s Director of K‑12 Reform, where he advised the Walton family as they invested to create high-quality school options in low-income communities across the country. Before committing himself full-time to education reform, Jim worked at political and communications firms in New York and California. He holds a BA from Occidental College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. 


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