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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Supports Eruditus In Increasing Access to Education Across the Globe

The Eruditus group, consisting of Eruditus Executive Education (www.eruditus.com) and its online division EMERITUS...

Sep 1, 2020 · 6 min read

Justice & Opportunity

$30 Million Public-Private Partnership Launched to Support Returning Citizens, as California... $30 Million Public-Private Partnership Launched to Support Returning Citizens, as California Urgently Reduces Priso...

Today, as COVID-19 spreads through prisons and jails, philanthropies and nonprofits joined the State of California and...

Aug 27, 2020 · 6 min read

Justice & Opportunity

San Quentin News to Resume Publication with Support from Formerly Incarcerated Staff

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. – San Quentin News, the award-winning newspaper run by a staff of incarcerated and formerly...

Aug 26, 2020 · 6 min read

Justice & Opportunity

NABJ-NAHJ to Spotlight Changemakers in Criminal Justice Reform During 2020 W.E.B. Du Bois Plenary

Today, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced details of the historic W.E.B. Du Bois plenary session,...

Aug 4, 2020 · 6 min read

Justice & Opportunity

First-of-Kind Leadership Development Distance Learning Program for Prosecutors Launched at Stanford... First-of-Kind Leadership Development Distance Learning Program for Prosecutors Launched at Stanford Graduate School of...

Pilot program is a collaboration of R Street, Vera Institute, For the People, Fair and Just Prosecution, Public Rights...

Jun 23, 2020 · 6 min read

Justice & Opportunity

CZI Announces $3.5 Million in Anticipated Grant Support for Philadelphia District Attorney’s... CZI Announces $3.5 Million in Anticipated Grant Support for Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Led Research...

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced an anticipated $3.5 million in grant support to the Philadelphia...

Mar 11, 2020 · 3 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Transforming Prosecution

“As a former prosecutor, I’ve seen firsthand how the daily decisions prosecutors make in court can have life-altering...

Nov 22, 2019 · 7 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Expanding Opportunities for Incarcerated Students

Higher education can be powerful and life-changing for incarcerated students. It’ s one of the best pathways to jobs,...

Aug 30, 2019 · 2 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Formerly Incarcerated Leaders are Paving the Road for Change

At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, we want to help the diverse and growing criminal justice reform movement flourish, which...

Apr 23, 2019 · 4 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Making Real Second Chances Possible

This April we celebrate Second Chances Month — a time to recognize and honor individuals and organizations that are...

Apr 5, 2019 · 5 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Fast Company: How technology can help build a more equitable justice system

This piece was published in Fast Company on March 6, 2019. Over the past several years, many of us have come to rely on...

Mar 6, 2019 · 7 min read

Ventures

Quartz Africa: Andela’s Latest $100 Million Funding Round is Led by a Former US Vice President

This piece was published in Quartz Africa on January 23, 2019. Software developer training and outsourcing company, Andela...

Jan 23, 2019 · 2 min read

Ventures

Fortune: Byju Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

This piece was published in Fortune on January 16, 2019. India’s leading education app developer, Byju, is tapping a war...

Jan 16, 2019 · 3 min read

Justice & Opportunity

CZI and Over 25 Partners Launch National Bipartisan ‘Clean Slate’ Initiative to Automate... CZI and Over 25 Partners Launch National Bipartisan ‘Clean Slate’ Initiative to Automate Clearing of Criminal...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a time when right and left agree on very little, today, a diverse group of more than 25 groups from...

Nov 15, 2018 · 6 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Reimagining Justice, Together

By David Plouffe, Head of Policy & Advocacy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has...

Nov 12, 2018 · 6 min read

Justice & Opportunity

When it Comes to Fighting for Affordable Housing, Criminal Justice Reform, Elections Matter

Tuesday marked an historic election — with voters taking to the polls on a number of community-led ballot measures on...

Nov 9, 2018 · 2 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Building Opportunity for People with Histories of Incarceration

Pablo Gaxiola walked out of prison in 2014, after being in and out of the system for 15 years. He left with his personal...

Nov 1, 2018 · 5 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Public Rights Project: Rethinking How Prosecutors Protect & Serve Their Communities

In 2017, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launched our Criminal Justice Reform work, as part of the Justice & Opportunity...

Oct 26, 2018 · 5 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Voting has begun on critical housing and criminal justice ballot measures

With early and mail voting underway, critical community-driven ballot measures on criminal justice reform and housing...

Oct 23, 2018 · 4 min read

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