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Our history

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Founded in 2013 as Creative Academies Network, our original focus was on delivering support to address gaps in educational service provision for young people in schools in Sandwell in the Black Country. Over the years that followed, our projects, services and events grew to cover the culture and creative industries, health and physical activity, education, employment and enterprise, and community cohesion and citizenship. 

The recent COVID-19 crisis brought a huge amount of uncertainty and change which led us to review our strategic plans in 2021. Since then we have been developing our services not only across the Black Country but more widely both regionally and nationally.

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Channeling Change!

Being dedicated to positive change is reflected directly through the growth of our company. As we expanded our services and ambitions, this saw us step away from focusing on only tackling shortcomings in the creative educational sector. This step turned out to be a giant leap forward for the company as we showed that we can create impact across various sectors, whilst tackling various issues. This can-do attitude is what carried, fuelled and powered us. Through this journey, our new name and identity was created. Powered By Can!