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Check out the latest news and stories about our work in the community and within our Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity initiatives.

Justice & Opportunity

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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Justice & Opportunity

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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Justice & Opportunity

Improving Economic Opportunity: Funding for Three Innovative Partners

Nov 29, 2017 - We’re supporting three organizations working to improve economic opportunity for people across the United States: Family Independence Initiative, Code for America, and Opportunity@Work. Each of these organizations is taking an innovative approach to helping people advance, making use of technology to connect people to work, training, financial...

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Justice & Opportunity

Support for Partners Working to Address Affordable Housing in the Bay Area

Nov 2, 2017 - PICO California, the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, Working Partnerships USA, and East Bay Housing Organizations formed a coalition to work together to develop regional solutions to address the affordable housing crisis in the Bay Area. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is supporting these organizations as they plan and...

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Justice & Opportunity

Working for a Fairer Criminal Justice System

Oct 9, 2017 - The U.S. imprisons more people than any other country, despite evidence that these incarceration levels are not making us safer. We’re committed to doing our part to support work that enhances public safety and ensures a fairer criminal justice system. We’ve been impressed by the incredible work of organizations and leaders around the country...

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Justice & Opportunity

Supporting Bay Area DREAMERs with TheDream.us

Jun 29, 2017 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to partner with thedream.us to help 400 DREAMers across the Bay Area, including Ana, receive a college education. We’re thrilled to congratulate the class of 139 new scholars who will be attending Bay Area schools this fall! “My college education is really important to me. I want to be successful not...

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