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

Aug 4, 2020 - Today, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced details of the historic W.E.B. Du Bois plenary session, “PROGRESS BEFORE, PROGRESS AFTER: The Criminal Justice System and COVID-19,” at the first-ever virtual National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NABJ-NAHJ) 2020...

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Education

CZI Awards Grants to Support a Back-to-School Focus on Student Well-Being

Jul 29, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced grants to five organizations that will partner with students, teachers, and families on projects that are race equity-centered, and will focus on strong connections and relationships. The grants are the latest in a series of commitments designed to foster student and educator well-being and...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Expands Commitment to Educators and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 18, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced today that it will commit $300,000 to Common Sense Media in support of the Wide Open School program, a free and openly accessible collection of online learning experiences and social and community services, for kids and families. CZI is also funding an additional 11 grants for $75,000 each —...

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Education

Going the Distance: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Supports Teachers with $1.2 Million in Funding fo... Going the Distance: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Supports Teachers with $1.2 Million in Funding for Distance Learning...

May 7, 2020 - To help mark Teacher Appreciation Week, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced a $1.2 million grant to DonorsChoose designed to support teachers as they navigate their new normal amid COVID-19. The grant will provide funding for DonorsChoose’s new, “distance learning” category. Within the new category, teachers nationwide are...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Joins State of California Fund to Help Bridge the Digital Divide During... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Joins State of California Fund to Help Bridge the Digital Divide During COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 20, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is committing $1 million to support the State of California’s efforts to provide distance learning and bridge the digital divide. Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom announced CZI’s investment during a press conference updating Californians about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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