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Science

Supporting a Patient-Led Movement to Cure ALS — and Other Rare Diseases

Sep 25, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (September 25, 2019) — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $453,000 in funding for I AM ALS, a patient-led organization dedicated to raising awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and empowering patients to lead the search for a cure. ALS is a rare and terminal neurological disease that robs people...

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Education

NBC News Learn and KPRC host Education Now Houston in Collaboration with the Chan Zuckerberg... NBC News Learn and KPRC host Education Now Houston in Collaboration with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Sep 24, 2019 - At a time when many Americans worry about getting the best education for their children and making sure they are prepared for the workforce of the future, NBC News Learn is partnering with KPRC to host a two-hour live town hall event to address the pressing issues in education facing students and teachers in the Houston area and across the country....

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Education

Sesame Workshop and The Primary School to Create and Share Innovative Curriculum, Helping Early... Sesame Workshop and The Primary School to Create and Share Innovative Curriculum, Helping Early Childhood Educators Mee...

Sep 12, 2019 - Sesame Workshop, The Primary School, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative today announced a collaboration to create a new curriculum that will help early childhood educators meet the academic, social emotional, physical, and mental health needs of their students. Studies show that high-quality early education is linked to better educational outcomes,...

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Justice & Opportunity

Expanding Opportunities for Incarcerated Students

Aug 30, 2019 - Higher education can be powerful and life-changing for incarcerated students. It’ s one of the best pathways to jobs, higher wages, and opportunity for those returning home, and also improves the safety and culture of prisons.  Today there are over 2.3 million people incarcerated in America, but only around 9 percent of these individuals receive...

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Justice & Opportunity

Strengthening Coalitions in California

Aug 26, 2019 - Time and time again, we see that the most successful campaigns and social change initiatives–in the U.S. and around the world– are ones with directly impacted people and communities at the center. This is why CZI seeks to support community-driven initiatives that use grassroots organizing to make bold changes across housing, criminal...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Funding Opportunity for Organizations Supporting Belle Have... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Funding Opportunity for Organizations Supporting Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North...

Aug 13, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (August 13, 2019) — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced the opening of the 2020 CZI Community Fund, a funding opportunity for Bay Area organizations* addressing the most critical needs in their communities. Organizations and groups supporting the communities of Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks,...

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