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Justice & Opportunity

Innovative Coding Program Expands Opportunities for Women Incarcerated in Oklahoma

Feb 11, 2019 - For Immediate Release Contact: press@chanzuckerberg.com MCLOUD, Okla. (February 11, 2019) — Today, The Last Mile (TLM), an organization that prepares incarcerated individuals for successful reentry through business and technology training, launched the first computer coding course to be offered inside Mabel Bassett Correctional Center. This...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Support to Valor Collegiate Academies

Feb 7, 2019 - At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, we know that helping young people develop the skills and abilities they need to reach their full potential starts with expanding the definition of success beyond academics—to include students’ physical, mental, social, and emotional needs as well. Providing a transformative learning experience tailored to each...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Community Fund to Support 37 Local Organizations

Jan 29, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Community Fund, which responds to pressing local needs in San Mateo County, announced support for 37 organizations working in Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City.  These organizations represent a rich array of community-led efforts to help improve the everyday lives of residents,...

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Justice & Opportunity

Bay Area Philanthropy, Business, and Community Advocates Unite to Launch Landmark Regional Housing... Bay Area Philanthropy, Business, and Community Advocates Unite to Launch Landmark Regional Housing Partnership

Jan 24, 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO — Today, Bay Area community and faith leaders, housing advocates, business leaders, and philanthropists launched a regional public-private housing partnership that will build one of the country’s largest investment funds to address the regional affordable housing crisis. The Partnership for the Bay’s Future aims to advance the...

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Venture

Quartz Africa: Andela’s Latest $100 Million Funding Round is Led by a Former US Vice President

Jan 23, 2019 - This piece was published in Quartz Africa on January 23, 2019. Software developer training and outsourcing company, Andela has announced a $100 million Series D round. It’s one of the largest ever single rounds raised by an African-focused tech company, keeping pace with Andela’s track record of big-ticket rounds. The round is led by Generation...

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Community

CZI’s Day of Service Highlights Bay Area Partners Addressing Pressing Local Challenges

Jan 21, 2019 - In order to work toward a future for everyone where people have the power to shape their communities, it’s vital to invest right here at home in the San Francisco Bay Area. One way CZI aims to do just that is through our annual Day of Service, an event that builds upon our local community engagement, grantmaking and volunteering throughout the...

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