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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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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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CZI Justice & Opportunity Staff Collaborate with Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

Jun 18, 2018 -   Over the next few weeks, a team from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Justice & Opportunity team will collaborate with prosecutors in the office of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to develop a deeper understanding of the technical and administrative challenges that prosecutors face in implementing new policies. This...

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Justice & Opportunity

Supporting Community Coalitions in California

May 11, 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 supporting to Schools and Communities First and The Million Voter Project. These grassroots coalitions of community-based organizations are working hard to...

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Supporting Eviction Lab, A Project to Understand Housing Insecurity and Its Impact

Apr 9, 2018 - The Eviction Lab We’ve built the first nationwide database of evictions. How many families are evicted each year? What cities have the highest or lowest eviction rates? It’s hard to understand the scope of the problem of housing insecurity without basic information about evictions: where they happen and what their impact is on families and...

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Introducing the Communities Thrive Challenge, An Effort to Empower Community-Driven Approaches to... Introducing the Communities Thrive Challenge, An Effort to Empower Community-Driven Approaches to Economic Opportunity

Apr 3, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is working with The Rockefeller Foundation to launch the Communities Thrive Challenge — an effort to find and support successful, community-driven approaches to expand economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure people and communities across the U.S. As many as 10 organizations will receive a $1...

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