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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

Partnership for the Bay’s Future Launches Challenge Grants Program

May 20, 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO — The Partnership for the Bay’s Future has announced the launch of its inaugural Challenge Grants for Protection and Preservation (“Challenge Grants”). This program, managed by the San Francisco Foundation with total funding of nearly $4 million, is a competitive process between Bay Area towns, cities and counties interested...

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Justice & Opportunity

Formerly Incarcerated Leaders are Paving the Road for Change

Apr 23, 2019 - At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, we want to help the diverse and growing criminal justice reform movement flourish, which includes ensuring that those closest to the problem have the tools and resources needed to lead its transformation. This year for Second Chances Month, we’re proud to announce eight new grants to organizations not only led...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches $6.9 Million Effort to Increase Diversity of STEM Students o... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches $6.9 Million Effort to Increase Diversity of STEM Students on College Campuses

Apr 9, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced that it has awarded $6.9 million to support a unique partnership to bring a University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) program to support underrepresented students pursuing careers in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) to two University of California campuses. The...

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Education

Priscilla Chan’s Remarks at the ASU GSV Summit

Apr 9, 2019 - Today, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Co-founder and Co-CEO Priscilla Chan spoke to a crowd of over 1,200 education and tech leaders at the annual Arizona State University and Global Silicon Valley (ASU GSV) Summit in San Diego. She spoke about how her experiences as a teacher and pediatrician shaped her perspective and informed CZI’s mission...

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Justice & Opportunity

Making Real Second Chances Possible

Apr 5, 2019 - This April we celebrate Second Chances Month — a time to recognize and honor individuals and organizations that are working hard every day to make real second chances — and sometimes first chances–possible for those impacted by the justice system. “It’s nearly impossible for people with histories of incarceration or with...

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Education

Our Commitment to Safeguarding Student Information

Apr 4, 2019 - At CZI, our Education work is aimed at ensuring that all students get an education tailored to their needs and supportive of every aspect of their development. Our hope is that every young person will enter adulthood with the skills and abilities they need to reach their full potential and that every teacher is equipped with the tools and resources...

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