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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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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Provides Matching Donations for Camp Fire Relief

Nov 21, 2018 - Communities in our home state of California have been devastated by recent wildfires.  In an effort to help provide relief to those impacted by the Camp Fire in Northern California, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is providing a 3 to 1 match for donations to the North Valley Community Foundation — up to a total CZI donation of $750,000....

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Moves into Redwood City

Nov 16, 2018 - Reposted from the San Mateo Daily Journal The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has officially moved into Redwood City, where its 250 employees are now working out of three temporary offices. The philanthropic company’s new headquarters on Broadway are currently under construction and should be open by January 2020. That building will feature 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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Education

Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning receives $1 million to expand access to... Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning receives $1 million to expand access to professional development fo...

Nov 14, 2018 - CZI’s education work is aimed at ensuring every young person enters adulthood with the life skills and abilities they need to reach their full potential. Our approach to getting there is defined by a focus on “whole child” outcomes, creating a tailored teaching and learning experience for each child, and informed by the latest science about...

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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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