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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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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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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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