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Check out the latest news and stories about our work in the community and within our Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity initiatives.

Community

CZI’s Day of Service Highlights Bay Area Partners Addressing Pressing Local Challenges

Jan 21, 2019 - In order to work toward a future for everyone where people have the power to shape their communities, it’s vital to invest right here at home in the San Francisco Bay Area. One way CZI aims to do just that is through our annual Day of Service, an event that builds upon our local community engagement, grantmaking and volunteering throughout the...

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News

Palo Alto Weekly: Priscilla Chan’s The Primary School combines health care with academics

Jan 16, 2019 - Friday, January 11, 2019 When 4-year-old Julian DiCarlo started preschool at The Primary School in East Palo Alto, his mother could understand only about half of what he said, owing to his speech delay. Before going to school, he would be panicked, scared, nervous and crying, his mother, Erica DiCarlo, said. At the ambitious, tuition-free private...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative names Sandra Liu Huang Head of Education

Dec 18, 2018 - At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, we’re focused on building a new kind of philanthropy that leverages technology to be part of the solution for some of the world’s toughest challenges – from preventing and eradicating disease, to reforming the criminal justice system, to supporting  teachers in their efforts to improve learning experiences...

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News

David Lee Named Chief Investment Officer for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Dec 14, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced that David Lee will join the philanthropic organization early next year as its first Chief Investment Officer. Lee comes to CZI from the Princeton University Investment Company, where he served as a Managing Director and supported the growth and management of the university’s endowment portfolio....

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Justice & Opportunity

Inspiring Young Leaders to Tackle Housing Affordability

Dec 6, 2018 - “Being able to finish high school, attend college, almost graduate college — all of this is possible because I had a place to go home to every night. It really does start with a home, and everybody deserves that chance to have a place where, at the end of the day, they can go and feel safe.” — Diego Castro, 22, intern at Eden Housing in...

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Science

CZI Announces Support for Open-Source Software Efforts to Improve Biomedical Imaging

Dec 6, 2018 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced funding for open-source software efforts to improve image analysis and visualization in biomedicine. Microscopy — critical to modern cell biology — generates large volumes of complex data that pose significant challenges for analysis and visualization. The funding will support developers...

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