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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

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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Justice & Opportunity

When it Comes to Fighting for Affordable Housing, Criminal Justice Reform, Elections Matter

Nov 9, 2018 - Tuesday marked an historic election — with voters taking to the polls on a number of community-led ballot measures on housing affordability and criminal justice reform. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was proud to support some of these efforts, and we congratulate our partners for their work on these and other important campaigns around the...

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Science

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg receive Double Helix Medal for Their Work to Accelerate Science

Nov 8, 2018 - New York — Last night, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) founders Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg received the Double Helix Medal at an event held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Priscilla Chan accepted the award on the couple’s behalf. The Double Helix Medal, launched by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 2006,...

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Science

Top Scientists Honored at 7th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in Silicon Valley

Nov 5, 2018 - Mountain View, California — Last night, some of the biggest names in science, technology, and entertainment came together in Silicon Valley to honor the 2019 Breakthrough Prize laureates for their top achievements in life sciences, fundamental physics, and mathematics. A combined total of $22 million was awarded at the ceremony, hosted by...

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Justice & Opportunity

Building Opportunity for People with Histories of Incarceration

Nov 1, 2018 - Pablo Gaxiola walked out of prison in 2014, after being in and out of the system for 15 years. He left with his personal belongings and a felony record that would loom heavy over his life – and his hopes for a fresh start. “Having felonies caused me to not get jobs. I’d get a job offer, pending the background check, and my heart would...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Support to Advance Student Development and Success

Oct 30, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announces its support for four education and youth organizations that are expanding scientific understanding of how students develop critical life skills like agency, self-direction and decision-making, and how best to support that development through teaching and mentoring approaches. In addition, these...

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