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Education

Delivering the Holistic Support Students Need Right Now

In her Council of the Great City Schools keynote, CZI co-founder and co-CEO, Priscilla Chan, discusses the importance of delivering the holistic support students need right now.

Oct 22, 2021 · 2 min read

Education

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits more than $17 Million to Support Student and Caregiver Powe... The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits more than $17 Million to Support Student and Caregiver Power in Education

CZI announced the first round of grants to organizations supporting students and caregivers to leverage their voice and power in school and district decision-making.

Oct 12, 2021 · 6 min read

Science

Betting Big on Science and Technology

Dr. Priscilla Chan, co-founder and co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) joined Sarah Neville, global health editor...

Sep 14, 2021 · 21 min read

Science

CZI Awards $16 Million for Foundational Open Source Software Tools Essential to Biomedicine

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $11.1 million in funding for open source software projects that are...

Aug 31, 2021 · 2 min read

Technology

CZI and Gradient Learning Launch Along, A New Tool to Support Teacher-Student Relationships

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and Gradient Learning, today announced the official launch of Along and its free...

Jun 28, 2021 · 4 min read

Education

Supporting Teachers: The Path to Stronger Connections

Students and teachers have displayed remarkable courage in the face of overlapping traumas this past year. Building on that...

Jun 27, 2021 · 2 min read

COVID-19

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $15 Million COVID-19 Response Portfolio for Vaccine Equity and... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $15 Million COVID-19 Response Portfolio for Vaccine Equity and Community Engageme...

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a commitment of $15 million to help bolster COVID-19 response and...

Jun 24, 2021 · 4 min read

Science

CZI Awards $28 Million for Visual Proteomics and Announces New Funding Opportunity for Software... CZI Awards $28 Million for Visual Proteomics and Announces New Funding Opportunity for Software Development

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced nearly $28 million in grants to support technology developments that...

Jun 17, 2021 · 4 min read

Technology

Educators, Digital Promise and Gradient Learning Discuss Picking the Right Tools for Learning

COVID-19 has upended the learning environment in unprecedented ways, while also creating opportunities for educators to...

Jun 2, 2021 · 1 min read

Science

New Sharon Begley-STAT Science Reporting Fellowship Aims to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity... New Sharon Begley-STAT Science Reporting Fellowship Aims to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among Next Generatio...

STAT, the nation’s leading health, science, and medicine publication, and the Knight Science Journalism Program at the...

Jun 1, 2021 · 6 min read

Science

STAT: Use Single-Cell Biology to Shed Light on Pediatric Diseases Currently in the Dark

This piece was published in STAT on May 24, 2021. There are few things harder for a physician to say to a patient than “I...

May 26, 2021 · 7 min read

Education

The 74: When Teachers Succeed, Students Do, Too.

This piece was published in The 74 on May 17, 2021. As more schools reopen, educators across the United States are having...

May 17, 2021 · 6 min read

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces First Round of Racial Equity Grants

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a first round of grants that support organizations leading the way to...

May 13, 2021 · 6 min read

Housing Affordability

Local Rental Owners Collaborative Launches in South Los Angeles to Preserve Housing and Preve... Local Rental Owners Collaborative Launches in South Los Angeles to Preserve Housing and Prevent Tenant Displacement

Today, the Los Angeles Local Rental Owners Collaborative (LROC) launched in South Los Angeles to support local, independent...

Apr 15, 2021 · 7 min read

Science

CZI Announces New Grant Opportunity to Encourage More Representative Research

To cure, prevent, or manage all diseases, scientific research should include people of all ancestries. Today, the Chan...

Mar 9, 2021 · 3 min read

Education

CoSN to Study At-Home Learning Connectivity Needs, Develop Recommended Bandwidth Guidelines to Close... CoSN to Study At-Home Learning Connectivity Needs, Develop Recommended Bandwidth Guidelines to Close ‘Homework Gap’

Washington, D.C – CoSN today announced a study on students’ at-home internet access and connectivity aimed at helping...

Feb 23, 2021 · 5 min read

Community

CZI Joins Other Funders to Support Launch of $100 Million California Black Freedom Fund

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative joined with philanthropic organizations and funders to announce the launch of the California...

Feb 4, 2021 · 3 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $450 Million to Accelerate Criminal Justice & Immigratio... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $450 Million to Accelerate Criminal Justice & Immigration Reform

Editor’s Note: This release has been updated to include the new organization name for our criminal justice reform strategic...

Jan 27, 2021 · 7 min read

Education

Akron Public Schools Awarded $1.5 Million Grant by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

AKRON, Ohio – Akron Public Schools (APS) announced it has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg...

Jan 25, 2021 · 4 min read

In her Council of the Great City Schools keynote, CZI co-founder and co-CEO, Priscilla Chan, discusses the importance of delivering the holistic support students need right now.

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