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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.

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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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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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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Education

From Surviving to Thriving: The Power of Mentorship in a Teacher’s First Year

Sep 8, 2016 - Ravenswood City School District and the New Teacher Center came together together in 2014 to train and mentor new teachers and provide professional development throughout the district. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative sat down with two teachers who benefited from this mentoring to hear how it helped them, and what they love about teaching. Amazing...

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