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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.

Education

Sesame Workshop and The Primary School to Create and Share Innovative Curriculum, Helping Early... Sesame Workshop and The Primary School to Create and Share Innovative Curriculum, Helping Early Childhood Educators Mee...

Sep 12, 2019 - Sesame Workshop, The Primary School, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative today announced a collaboration to create a new curriculum that will help early childhood educators meet the academic, social emotional, physical, and mental health needs of their students. Studies show that high-quality early education is linked to better educational outcomes,...

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Justice & Opportunity

Expanding Opportunities for Incarcerated Students

Aug 30, 2019 - Higher education can be powerful and life-changing for incarcerated students. It’ s one of the best pathways to jobs, higher wages, and opportunity for those returning home, and also improves the safety and culture of prisons.  Today there are over 2.3 million people incarcerated in America, but only around 9 percent of these individuals receive...

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Justice & Opportunity

Strengthening Coalitions in California

Aug 26, 2019 - Time and time again, we see that the most successful campaigns and social change initiatives–in the U.S. and around the world– are ones with directly impacted people and communities at the center. This is why CZI seeks to support community-driven initiatives that use grassroots organizing to make bold changes across housing, criminal...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Funding Opportunity for Organizations Supporting Belle Have... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Funding Opportunity for Organizations Supporting Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North...

Aug 13, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (August 13, 2019) — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced the opening of the 2020 CZI Community Fund, a funding opportunity for Bay Area organizations* addressing the most critical needs in their communities. Organizations and groups supporting the communities of Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks,...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New $5 Million Funding Opportunity for Expanding Effective... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New $5 Million Funding Opportunity for Expanding Effective School Practices to...

Aug 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019 – Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is inviting teams of schools, support organizations, and researchers who want to apply the science of learning and human development to improve existing school-based practices that develop self direction and curiosity to submit applications for CZI’s new $5 million whole child grant...

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Science

Watch Priscilla Chan on Good Morning America

Jul 29, 2019 - Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Co-founder and Co-CEO Priscilla Chan spoke on ABC’s Good Morning America about CZI’s Rare As One Project, our new program designed to harness the power of patients to accelerate research and drive progress against rare disease. She discussed the critical role of patient-led communities in the fight against rare...

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