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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.

Justice & Opportunity

Landed: Helping Educators Live in the Communities They Serve

Aug 16, 2018 - “The more teachers can stay in their communities and build roots, those benefits pour out to the students,” said Carol Yoo, Landed homeowner. Last year, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative teamed up with Landed–an organization that partners with local investors to cover up to 50% of the down payment for an educator’s home– to help...

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Education

Expanding Access to School Readiness Programs for Children in the Bay Area

Aug 1, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is supporting the Tides Foundation’s  Bring Learning Home Initiative so that more students can have access to high-quality learning resources. Bring Learning Home is an innovative new initiative from the Tides Foundation that provides effective digital education resources to young learners, with a focus on...

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Justice & Opportunity

Ohio State Ballot Measure Aimed at Improving Public Safety and Tackling Overcrowded Prisons Gains... Ohio State Ballot Measure Aimed at Improving Public Safety and Tackling Overcrowded Prisons Gains Support from the Cha...

Aug 1, 2018 - As part of our Justice & Opportunity Initiative, which focuses on housing affordability, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity, and immigration, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to support an effort in Ohio to reduce prison spending and bolster addiction treatment and other common sense public safety programs. This November, Ohio...

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Justice & Opportunity

Award-winning podcast, education program at San Quentin Prison gain support from the Chan Zuckerberg... Award-winning podcast, education program at San Quentin Prison gain support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Jul 25, 2018 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced support for two projects based at San Quentin Prison; the award-winning podcast, “Ear Hustle,” and the Prison University Project, which offers a general education Associate of Arts degree to nearly 350 people at the prison. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s support for these projects was first...

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Justice & Opportunity

Coding it Forward builds civic tech talent pipeline, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg... Coding it Forward builds civic tech talent pipeline, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Jul 23, 2018 -   “When it’s implemented well, technology can be an amazing equalizer, allowing access to goods and services for people who previously would have been at huge disadvantage for getting them.” — Loren Hinkson, Civic Digital Fellow, Coding it Forward Government services, like food assistance, health care, and legal aid, help millions of...

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Justice & Opportunity

Veterans and Affordable Housing Act Gains Momentum with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Donation

Jul 9, 2018 - Sacramento, CA – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has pledged support for Prop. 1, the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act, that will be on the November statewide ballot and will help build affordable housing for veterans, working families, people with disabilities, and other Californians experiencing homelessness or struggling to find a safe and...

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