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Justice & Opportunity

Innovative Coding Program Expands Opportunities for Women Incarcerated in Oklahoma

Feb 11, 2019 - For Immediate Release Contact: press@chanzuckerberg.com MCLOUD, Okla. (February 11, 2019) — Today, The Last Mile (TLM), an organization that prepares incarcerated individuals for successful reentry through business and technology training, launched the first computer coding course to be offered inside Mabel Bassett Correctional Center. This...

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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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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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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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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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