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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

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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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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Education

Forward, Always: My Journey at CZI

Jul 11, 2018 - Jim Shelton:   Three years ago, I sat down with Priscilla and Mark to talk about education. My aim then was to understand their aspirations for education — and to help them figure out a path to achieve them. At the time, there was no Chan Zuckerberg Initiative — let alone any talk of a role for me in helping to build it. What became...

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Justice & Opportunity

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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Technology

CZI Expands Technology Team Leadership

Jun 20, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded on the belief that by bringing technology to philanthropy, we can dramatically accelerate the pace of social progress and engineer change at scale in science, education and issues related to justice and opportunity. We’re proud to be bringing together talent from across a wide array of sectors to...

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Justice & Opportunity

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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