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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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Justice & Opportunity

Opportunity Insights Launches with Support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Oct 1, 2018 - CAMBRIDGE, MA –A new research and policy institute focused on improving economic opportunity was announced today. Opportunity Insights is founded by Raj Chetty, John Friedman, and Nathaniel Hendren and represents a partnership between leading economists from Harvard University and Brown University. The institute’s research on economic mobility...

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Justice & Opportunity

The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announce Finalists in $10M Economic... The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announce Finalists in $10M Economic Opportunity Challenge

Sep 17, 2018 - The Communities Thrive Challenge, a $10-million funding opportunity by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, today announced 20 finalists and 63 semi-finalists from across the country. Later this year, up to ten of the finalists will be named grantees, receiving $1 million grants and tailored technical assistance. The...

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Justice & Opportunity

Reshaping How We Access Critical Government Services

Aug 30, 2018 - In the United States, there are over 80 different services available that aim to help lift people out of poverty. These include everything from healthcare to food access. Unfortunately, antiquated and complex enrollment systems often prevent these programs from reaching many of the people who need them most. The Integrated Benefits Initiative wants...

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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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