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Justice & Opportunity

Building Opportunity for People with Histories of Incarceration

Nov 1, 2018 - Pablo Gaxiola walked out of prison in 2014, after being in and out of the system for 15 years. He left with his personal belongings and a felony record that would loom heavy over his life – and his hopes for a fresh start. “Having felonies caused me to not get jobs. I’d get a job offer, pending the background check, and my heart would...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Support to Advance Student Development and Success

Oct 30, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announces its support for four education and youth organizations that are expanding scientific understanding of how students develop critical life skills like agency, self-direction and decision-making, and how best to support that development through teaching and mentoring approaches. In addition, these...

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Justice & Opportunity

Public Rights Project: Rethinking How Prosecutors Protect & Serve Their Communities

Oct 26, 2018 - In 2017, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launched our Criminal Justice Reform work, as part of the Justice & Opportunity program. We did so with a vision that the justice system must be redesigned, with community health and safety at its core, and with those directly impacted – presently and formerly incarcerated persons, crime survivors,...

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Justice & Opportunity

Voting has begun on critical housing and criminal justice ballot measures

Oct 23, 2018 - With early and mail voting underway, critical community-driven ballot measures on criminal justice reform and housing affordability are being voted on right now. As part of our Justice & Opportunity Initiative, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is supporting several efforts to increase access to affordable housing in California, as well as a...

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Education

Number of girls and Latinx students taking AP Computer Science in Nevada more than doubles with... Number of girls and Latinx students taking AP Computer Science in Nevada more than doubles with support from CZI

Oct 16, 2018 - Reposted from State of Nevada Department of Education CARSON CITY, NEVADA – New data shows that Nevada participation in the AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course grew by 127 percent from 2017 to 2018, more than doubling the national expansion rate of 50 percent. During this same time period, female participation in the state grew by 175...

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Science

CZI announces support for protocols.io to accelerate open, reproducible science

Oct 2, 2018 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced its support for protocols.io, an open access resource that allows researchers to discover and share up-to-date science methods. CZI’s support is aimed toward saving researchers time and helping science move faster. “Today’s grant to protocols.io accelerates the ability of scientists to...

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