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Justice & Opportunity

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Backs Community Land Trust Model

Oct 25, 2019 - Redwood City, CALIF. (October 25, 2019) — As part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Housing Affordability Program, it announced support for Community Land Trust efforts that create new funding mechanisms for community-driven housing solutions. Recipients include the Oakland Community Land Trust (OakCLT), the California Community Land...

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Justice & Opportunity

CZI Names Vice President and Head of Justice & Opportunity

Oct 10, 2019 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to announce that Mike Troncoso will lead the organization’s Justice & Opportunity Initiative. Mike will transition from his role as CZI’s current Director of Criminal Justice Reform and Immigration to lead the growing portfolio of work including housing affordability, criminal justice reform, and...

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Housing

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New Funding to Protect, Preserve, and Produce Housing i... The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New Funding to Protect, Preserve, and Produce Housing in California

Oct 2, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced a wave of new funding — including grants and investments — to organizations on the frontlines of the housing movement in California. Across the state, these groups are working toward the protection, preservation, and production of housing, so that people of all...

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Justice & Opportunity

Expanding Opportunities for Incarcerated Students

Aug 30, 2019 - Higher education can be powerful and life-changing for incarcerated students. It’ s one of the best pathways to jobs, higher wages, and opportunity for those returning home, and also improves the safety and culture of prisons.  Today there are over 2.3 million people incarcerated in America, but only around 9 percent of these individuals receive...

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Justice & Opportunity

Strengthening Coalitions in California

Aug 26, 2019 - Time and time again, we see that the most successful campaigns and social change initiatives–in the U.S. and around the world– are ones with directly impacted people and communities at the center. This is why CZI seeks to support community-driven initiatives that use grassroots organizing to make bold changes across housing, criminal...

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Justice & Opportunity

Calling All Trainers and Capacity Builders That Support Community-Led Organizations and Advocates

Jun 28, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) opened a Capacity Building Practitioners Request for Information (RFI). Through this Request for Information, CZI seeks to identify individuals and organizations that provide training and/or capacity building support for frontline organizations and impacted communities across the United States. “At CZI,...

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