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Check out the latest news and stories about our work in the community and within our Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity initiatives.

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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Education

Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning receives $1 million to expand access to... Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning receives $1 million to expand access to professional development fo...

Nov 14, 2018 - CZI’s education work is aimed at ensuring every young person enters adulthood with the life skills and abilities they need to reach their full potential. Our approach to getting there is defined by a focus on “whole child” outcomes, creating a tailored teaching and learning experience for each child, and informed by the latest science about...

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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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