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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

Expanding Access to School Readiness Programs for Children in the Bay Area

Aug 1, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is supporting the Tides Foundation’s  Bring Learning Home Initiative so that more students can have access to high-quality learning resources. Bring Learning Home is an innovative new initiative from the Tides Foundation that provides effective digital education resources to young learners, with a focus on...

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Education

Supporting Reach Every Reader to Better Understand How Children Learn to Read

Mar 6, 2018 - Priscilla Chan:  Too many students in elementary school are reading below their grade level, a huge educational disadvantage that can potentially set them back for the rest of their lives. That’s why we’re announcing support for Reach Every Reader, a new initiative aimed at gaining a better understanding of how children learn to read so we can...

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Science

Resolve to Save Lives, A New Global Health Initiative

Sep 12, 2017 - Priscilla Chan:  The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to support Resolve to Save Lives, a new global health initiative led by former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, to combat global epidemics and save millions of lives from cardiovascular disease. As a pediatrician, I’ve seen serious health threats avoided because the right infrastructures...

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Justice & Opportunity

Supporting Bay Area DREAMERs with TheDream.us

Jun 29, 2017 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to partner with thedream.us to help 400 DREAMers across the Bay Area, including Ana, receive a college education. We’re thrilled to congratulate the class of 139 new scholars who will be attending Bay Area schools this fall! “My college education is really important to me. I want to be successful not...

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Education

Supporting the Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust

Jan 18, 2017 - We are working to develop systems and tools that put students at the center of their own education. We can’t do that without a full, data-based picture of each child — from home life to health status. We are proud to support the Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust in its effort to create a secure, integrated system where teachers and other...

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Community

Partnering with Ravenswood City School District and Redwood City School District

Sep 16, 2016 -   While our work in education may span the globe, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a deep, long-lasting commitment to unlocking human potential in the Bay Area—a region that Mark, Priscilla and our team call home. Opportunity in the area remains unequal and too many schools are underfunded. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner...

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