We believe in a world where every person can thrive with dignity.”
Mike Troncoso

We want to help create a future for everyone that is more just, inclusive, and full of opportunity. From helping families navigate rising housing costs, to supporting common-sense immigration policies, to reforming the criminal justice system, we focus on tackling the systemic barriers that hold so many back from reaching their full potential. We do this alongside the communities we serve, learning from and partnering with the organizations and leaders most deeply affected by these challenges.

Aly Tamboura, Justice & Opportunity at CZI, Richard "Bonaru" Richardson, and Earlonne Woods, co-Host of EarHustle, catch up during a recent visit at San Quentin.
August 21, 2018 | Aly Tamboura, Justice & Opportunity at CZI, Richard "Bonaru" Richardson, and Earlonne Woods, co-Host of EarHustle, catch up during a recent visit at San Quentin.
Tarage Baker, staff member at BronxConnect works with a student on his job applications. BronxConnect, a grantee of the Communities Thrive Challenge, runs alternative-to-incarceration, anti-gun violence, re-entry, and employment programs for young adults in the Bronx, New York.
August 2, 2018 | Tarage Baker, staff member at BronxConnect works with a student on his job applications. BronxConnect, a grantee of the Communities Thrive Challenge, runs alternative-to-incarceration, anti-gun violence, re-entry, and employment programs for young adults in the Bronx, New York. Photograph by Julian Bracero

Focus Areas

Criminal Justice Reform

The justice system must be redesigned with community health and safety at its core, rather than incarceration. Through advocacy, grantmaking, technology, and innovation, we work to drive change and build opportunities for those impacted by the justice system.

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Housing Affordability

Safe, stable, and affordable housing is crucial to a family’s success and to building healthy and diverse communities. We work with community leaders, advocates, researchers, policymakers, and investors to help more people find housing that meets their needs.

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Immigration Reform

We believe in an immigration system that keeps families and communities together, fosters smart policies that drive economic growth for all, and supports a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants without status who call America home.

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David Plouffe, Policy Strategist in Residence, in a meeting to sync about policy at CZI.
September 18, 2018 | David Plouffe, Policy Strategist in Residence, in a meeting to sync about policy at CZI. Photograph by An Rong Xu

Meet Our Team

October 7, 2019 | Mike Troncoso, Vice President & Head, Justice & Opportunity, presenting at a CZI All Hands meeting. Photograph by CZI.

I have the privilege to constantly learn from my peers and our partners about how to build a more inclusive and just future.

Ruby Bolaria Shifrin
Caption: February 12, 2019 | Priscilla Chan, Co-founder & Co-CEO, meets with The Last Mile's computer coding students at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in Oklahoma. Photograph by CZI.

Leadership

Mike Troncoso Vice President & Head, Justice & Opportunity
Ruby Bolaria Shifrin Director, Housing Affordability
Osi Imeokparia VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT AND HEAD OF JUSTICE & OPPORTUNITY TECHNOLOGY
Sasha Post Director, Policy Programs
Ana Zamora Director, Criminal Justice Reform
David Plouffe Policy Strategist in Residence

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