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Justice & Opportunity

Restoring Funding to California Communities

Jan 17, 2020 - In early 2018, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced support for the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act, a state ballot measure that would restore an estimated $12 billion annually for critical local services by taxing large commercial properties at market value. CZI granted $1.5 million to the campaign in 2019, which is...

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Education

How Schools are Expanding the Definition of Student Success

Jan 15, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today released a series of ten profiles highlighting schools that are expanding the definition of student success by going beyond academics — to more fully consider the developmental needs of the whole child. Each of the schools reflect elements of Comprehensive Student Development (CSD), a research-based...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces 2020 CZI Community Fund Recipients

Jan 9, 2020 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced nearly $3.5 million in grants to Bay Area organizations* working on the most critical issues facing our local communities. Forty organizations supporting Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City will receive funding through the annual CZI Community...

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CZI in the News

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary with Release of 2019 Annual Letter

Dec 3, 2019 - Today, we’re celebrating the four-year anniversary of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) with the release of CZI’s 2019 annual letter. In 2015, Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced their pledge to give away 99% of their wealth, just before their family of two became three. And so CZI was born, and four years later, the...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards Nearly $7 Million Toward Efforts to Improve Equity in Education

Dec 2, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced nearly $7 million in grants to programs and initiatives that identify, develop and support diverse education leaders, with an aim of helping to  eliminate race and income as predictors for student success. The grants are in service of CZI’s mission in education, which...

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Justice & Opportunity

Transforming Prosecution

Nov 22, 2019 - “As a former prosecutor, I’ve seen firsthand how the daily decisions prosecutors make in court can have life-altering outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. One prosecutorial decision — to seek a felony or a misdemeanor, to insist on jail or treatment — can reverberate for a lifetime. It is an emerging truism that prosecutors...

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