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Check out the latest news and stories about our work in the community and within our Education, Justice & Opportunity, and Science initiatives. For media inquiries, please contact us at press@chanzuckerberg.com.

Housing Affordability

Local Rental Owners Collaborative Launches in South Los Angeles to Preserve Housing and Preve... Local Rental Owners Collaborative Launches in South Los Angeles to Preserve Housing and Prevent Tenant Displacement

Today, the Los Angeles Local Rental Owners Collaborative (LROC) launched in South Los Angeles to support local, independent...

Apr 15, 2021 · 7 min read

Education

Strategies for Advancing Racial Equity in Education from SXSW EDU

Earlier this month, experts from Black Teacher Collaborative, Education Trust, Gradient Learning, and pilotED joined Chan...

Mar 30, 2021 · 3 min read

Community

COVID-19 Response Roles Provide Dedicated Health and Safety Guidance and Support to Local School... COVID-19 Response Roles Provide Dedicated Health and Safety Guidance and Support to Local School Districts

Three San Mateo County schools districts have established new COVID-19 response positions to manage district COVID-19 health...

Mar 18, 2021 · 3 min read

Science

CZI Announces New Grant Opportunity to Encourage More Representative Research

To cure, prevent, or manage all diseases, scientific research should include people of all ancestries. Today, the Chan...

Mar 9, 2021 · 3 min read

Education

Black Teacher Collaborative, Education Trust, UPENN and More Join CZI at 2021 SXSW EDU

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) will host three panels at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU Online event March...

Feb 26, 2021 · 3 min read

Ventures

Newsela Announces $100 Million Series D Financing

NEW YORK – Leading K-12 instructional content platform Newsela announced today a $100M Series D investment led by new...

Feb 25, 2021 · 4 min read

Community

CZI Commits $1 Million to Support Local Restaurants Impacted by COVID-19

As restaurants across the country and Bay Area face unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19,  the Chan Zuckerberg...

Feb 22, 2021 · 2 min read

Education

CoSN to Study At-Home Learning Connectivity Needs, Develop Recommended Bandwidth Guidelines to Close... CoSN to Study At-Home Learning Connectivity Needs, Develop Recommended Bandwidth Guidelines to Close ‘Homework Gap’

Washington, D.C – CoSN today announced a study on students’ at-home internet access and connectivity aimed at helping...

Feb 23, 2021 · 5 min read

Education

Supporting the Whole Child in a Whole New World

We all know that one great teacher can change a child’s life. The last year has completely upended education in America and...

Feb 18, 2021 · 1 min read

Ventures

Descomplica Raises USD 84.5M, the Biggest Round for an EdTech in Latin America

São Paulo, Brazil – Descomplica, the first EdTech company in Brazil to enter the higher education market, closed a new...

Feb 18, 2021 · 4 min read

Community

CZI Joins Other Funders to Support Launch of $100 Million California Black Freedom Fund

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative joined with philanthropic organizations and funders to announce the launch of the California...

Feb 4, 2021 · 3 min read

Education

Educator Well-Being and Connection

This week, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Vice President of Research to Practice, Dr. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, presented at...

Jan 28, 2021 · 16 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $450 Million to Accelerate Criminal Justice & Immigratio... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $450 Million to Accelerate Criminal Justice & Immigration Reform

As we noted in our Annual Letter last month, five years into our journey here at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) we’ve...

Jan 27, 2021 · 7 min read

Education

Akron Public Schools Awarded $1.5 Million Grant by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

AKRON, Ohio – Akron Public Schools (APS) announced it has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg...

Jan 25, 2021 · 4 min read

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CZI Announces Appointment of Belinda Stubblefield to Lead Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts

At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, we are committed to championing equitable opportunities—both in our external work and...

Jan 14, 2021 · 4 min read

Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $5.8 Million to Advance Black and Latino Leadership in Education

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $5.8 million in grants to three organizations working to accelerate...

Dec 18, 2020 · 5 min read

Education

CZI Supports Community Driven Solutions to Advance Racial Equity, Strengthen Tribal Identity, and... CZI Supports Community Driven Solutions to Advance Racial Equity, Strengthen Tribal Identity, and Improve Youth...

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced a $7 million commitment to five community organizations to help advance...

Dec 16, 2020 · 5 min read

Community

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary with 2020 Annual Letter

Today, we’re celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) with the release of CZI’s 2020...

Dec 8, 2020 · 2 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Communities Vote on State and Local Ballot Measures

This election cycle, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative stood alongside diverse coalitions of advocates, community and business...

Dec 3, 2020 · 2 min read

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