We’re working towards a world where every person can thrive with dignity.”
David Plouffe

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 a justice system over-reliant on incarceration, we work to create solutions that level the playing field for more people. We work alongside people we serve, learning from and partnering with organizations and leaders from the communities 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 Lorenzo Bishop 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 Lorenzo Bishop 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.

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.

Immigration Reform

We believe in an immigration system that broadens the circle of belonging in the U.S., powers innovation and economic growth, and creates paths to citizenship for the nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants who continue to define the American dream.

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

Meet Our Team

Ruby Bolaria, Maya Ghosn, Justice & Opportunity, and David Plouffe, Policy & Advocacy, discuss local election results and their impact on housing in California at CZI.
November 12, 2018 | Ruby Bolaria, Maya Ghosn, Justice & Opportunity, and David Plouffe, Policy & Advocacy, discuss local election results and their impact on housing in California at CZI.

I'm surrounded by people who wake up every single day thinking about how we can break down barriers to opportunity for more people.

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Caitlyn Fox
Jessica Santillo, Communications, joins a discussion focused on criminal justice reform at CZI.
September 18, 2018 | Jessica Santillo, Communications, joins a discussion focused on criminal justice reform at CZI. Photograph By An Rong Xu

Leadership

David Plouffe Head of Policy & Advocacy
Michael Troncoso Director, Justice & Opportunity
Caitlyn Fox Director, Justice & Opportunity
Osi Imeokparia Director, Product, Justice & Opportunity
Sasha Post Director, Policy Programs
Jessica Santillo Communications Director, Policy & Advocacy

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