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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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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Provides Matching Donations for Camp Fire Relief

Nov 21, 2018 - Communities in our home state of California have been devastated by recent wildfires.  In an effort to help provide relief to those impacted by the Camp Fire in Northern California, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is providing a 3 to 1 match for donations to the North Valley Community Foundation — up to a total CZI donation of $750,000....

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Science

Top Scientists Honored at 7th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in Silicon Valley

Nov 5, 2018 - Mountain View, California — Last night, some of the biggest names in science, technology, and entertainment came together in Silicon Valley to honor the 2019 Breakthrough Prize laureates for their top achievements in life sciences, fundamental physics, and mathematics. A combined total of $22 million was awarded at the ceremony, hosted by...

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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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Science

Now Open: Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Sep 1, 2017 - If you want to learn something, teach it! The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is now open to students from all over the world, ages 13-18. This is an opportunity to create a video that brings to life a fascinating concept in life sciences, physics, or math — for a chance to win a college scholarship and science lab for the winner’s high...

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Science

Now Open: Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Sep 8, 2016 - Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg continues their support for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge. Priscilla Chan:  In my time working as a teacher, mentor, and tutor, I’ve seen firsthand that there’s no age limit on innovative ideas. That’s why Mark and I support the Breakthrough Junior Challenge through the Chan Zuckerberg...

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