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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

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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Justice & Opportunity

Helping Educators Buy Homes in Their Communities with Landed

Jun 14, 2017 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is starting a new fund with Landed to help at least 60 educators who work in Redwood City, Ravenswood City, and Sequoia Union High School — districts with some of the highest housing costs in the US — buy homes near where they work. While this fund will serve a modest number of educators relative to the need in...

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Justice & Opportunity

Measures for Justice: Improving the Criminal Justice System

May 23, 2017 - We’ve been exploring ways to help improve the criminal justice system to enhance public safety while also making the system fairer. Today, we’re proud to support Measures for Justice, a new online data portal that tracks data across criminal cases. The U.S. imprisons more people than any other country, but it’s surprisingly hard to...

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