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Justice & Opportunity

Inspiring Young Leaders to Tackle Housing Affordability

Dec 6, 2018 - “Being able to finish high school, attend college, almost graduate college — all of this is possible because I had a place to go home to every night. It really does start with a home, and everybody deserves that chance to have a place where, at the end of the day, they can go and feel safe.” — Diego Castro, 22, intern at Eden Housing in...

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Justice & Opportunity

10 Community Organizations Receive $1M Each to Improve Economic Opportunity

Dec 4, 2018 - With $10M in Funding From The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,  Communities Thrive Challenge Grantees From Missoula, MT to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Will Expand Their Community-Led Approaches Grantees Are Tackling Systemic Challenges Including Investing in Small Businesses in Low-Income Neighborhoods, Improving Access to Public...

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Justice & Opportunity

Shutting people with records out of opportunity is economically foolish

Nov 28, 2018 - This opinion editorial was published in USA Today on November 23, 2018: By David Plouffe and Mark Holden Our nation’s failed experiment with overcriminalization has burdened between 70 million and 100 million people with criminal records. That’s nearly a third of the population. Millions are marked with a scarlet letter that can lead to a...

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Justice & Opportunity

CZI Joins More Than 25 Partners Launch National Bipartisan ‘Clean Slate’ Initiative to Automate... CZI Joins More Than 25 Partners Launch National Bipartisan ‘Clean Slate’ Initiative to Automate Clearing of Criminal...

Nov 15, 2018 - WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a time when right and left agree on very little, today, a diverse group of more than 25 groups from across the political spectrum came together to launch a new national bipartisan criminal justice campaign known as “clean slate.” Following decades of overcriminalization in the United States, between 70 million and 100...

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Justice & Opportunity

Reimagining Justice, Together

Nov 12, 2018 - By David Plouffe, Head of Policy & Advocacy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has a big vision — to help build a better future for everyone. We know we can’t solve today’s problems with yesterday’s approaches, so our philanthropy looks a little different from most: we bring together world class...

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Justice & Opportunity

When it Comes to Fighting for Affordable Housing, Criminal Justice Reform, Elections Matter

Nov 9, 2018 - Tuesday marked an historic election — with voters taking to the polls on a number of community-led ballot measures on housing affordability and criminal justice reform. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was proud to support some of these efforts, and we congratulate our partners for their work on these and other important campaigns around the...

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