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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Support to Valor Collegiate Academies

Feb 7, 2019 - At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, we know that helping young people develop the skills and abilities they need to reach their full potential starts with expanding the definition of success beyond academics—to include students’ physical, mental, social, and emotional needs as well. Providing a transformative learning experience tailored to each...

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Justice & Opportunity

Bay Area Philanthropy, Business, and Community Advocates Unite to Launch Landmark Regional Housing... Bay Area Philanthropy, Business, and Community Advocates Unite to Launch Landmark Regional Housing Partnership

Jan 24, 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO — Today, Bay Area community and faith leaders, housing advocates, business leaders, and philanthropists launched a regional public-private housing partnership that will build one of the country’s largest investment funds to address the regional affordable housing crisis. The Partnership for the Bay’s Future aims to advance the...

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Justice & Opportunity

Inspiring Young Leaders to Tackle Housing Affordability

Dec 6, 2018 - “Being able to finish high school, attend college, almost graduate college — all of this is possible because I had a place to go home to every night. It really does start with a home, and everybody deserves that chance to have a place where, at the end of the day, they can go and feel safe.” — Diego Castro, 22, intern at Eden Housing in...

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Science

CZI Announces Support for Open-Source Software Efforts to Improve Biomedical Imaging

Dec 6, 2018 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced funding for open-source software efforts to improve image analysis and visualization in biomedicine. Microscopy — critical to modern cell biology — generates large volumes of complex data that pose significant challenges for analysis and visualization. The funding will support developers...

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Science

CZI Awards Over $51 Million to Fight Neurodegenerative Disorders, Including Alzheimer’s and... CZI Awards Over $51 Million to Fight Neurodegenerative Disorders, Including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Dec 5, 2018 - Redwood City —Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $51.95 million in funding and its selection of 17 early career investigators and nine collaborative science teams to launch the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network. This new network brings together experimental scientists from diverse research fields — neuroscience, cell...

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Justice & Opportunity

10 Community Organizations Receive $1M Each to Improve Economic Opportunity

Dec 4, 2018 - With $10M in Funding From The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,  Communities Thrive Challenge Grantees From Missoula, MT to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Will Expand Their Community-Led Approaches Grantees Are Tackling Systemic Challenges Including Investing in Small Businesses in Low-Income Neighborhoods, Improving Access to Public...

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