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Justice & Opportunity

Transforming Prosecution

Nov 22, 2019 - “As a former prosecutor, I’ve seen firsthand how the daily decisions prosecutors make in court can have life-altering outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. One prosecutorial decision — to seek a felony or a misdemeanor, to insist on jail or treatment — can reverberate for a lifetime. It is an emerging truism that prosecutors...

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $5 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science

Nov 14, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $5 million in funding to support open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. As part of CZI’s Essential Open Source Software for Science program, these grants will support software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement for over 40 critical open...

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Science

Expanding Computational Skills in Science to Support Research

Nov 6, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced $1.65 million and $1 million for a joint $2.65 million for The Carpentries, an organization that teaches researchers computational skills through a scalable and community-centered model. The $1.65 million in funding from CZI will support The...

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Science

Top Scientists Honored at 8th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in Silicon Valley

Nov 4, 2019 - Last night, some of the biggest names in science, technology, and entertainment came together in Silicon Valley to honor the 2020 Breakthrough Prize laureates for their achievements in life sciences, fundamental physics, and mathematics. A combined total of $21.6 million was awarded at the ceremony, hosted by actor, comedian, and television host...

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Education

Broadening the Definition of Student Success: A Spotlight on Mental Health

Oct 30, 2019 - This week, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Director of Whole Child Development Brooke Stafford-Brizard spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 education and technology leaders at the annual iNACOL Symposium in Palm Springs. Brooke spoke about the need to take an asset-based approach to mental health that infuses teaching of mental health skills into...

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Justice & Opportunity

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Backs Community Land Trust Model

Oct 25, 2019 - Redwood City, CALIF. (October 25, 2019) — As part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Housing Affordability Program, it announced support for Community Land Trust efforts that create new funding mechanisms for community-driven housing solutions. Recipients include the Oakland Community Land Trust (OakCLT), the California Community Land...

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