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Science

CZI Awards Over $51 Million to Fight Neurodegenerative Disorders, Including Alzheimer’s and... CZI Awards Over $51 Million to Fight Neurodegenerative Disorders, Including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Redwood City —Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $51.95 million in funding and its selection of 17 early...

Dec 5, 2018 · 4 min read

Justice & Opportunity

10 Community Organizations Receive $1M Each to Improve Economic Opportunity

With $10M in Funding From The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,  Communities Thrive Challenge Grantees...

Dec 4, 2018 · 9 min read

Community

CZI Hosts Open House in Redwood City; Staff Help Raise over $150,000 for Local Non-Profits

“We believe in supporting organizations from the ground up because we think those on the frontlines, and closest to those...

Nov 29, 2018 · 2 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Shutting people with records out of opportunity is economically foolish

This opinion editorial was published in USA Today on November 23, 2018: By David Plouffe and Mark Holden Our nation’s...

Nov 28, 2018 · 5 min read

Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Provides Matching Donations for Camp Fire Relief

Communities in our home state of California have been devastated by recent wildfires.  In an effort to help provide relief...

Nov 21, 2018 · 2 min read

Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Moves into Redwood City

Reposted from the San Mateo Daily Journal The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has officially moved into Redwood City, where its...

Nov 16, 2018 · 3 min read

Justice & Opportunity

CZI and Over 25 Partners Launch National Bipartisan ‘Clean Slate’ Initiative to Automate... CZI and Over 25 Partners Launch National Bipartisan ‘Clean Slate’ Initiative to Automate Clearing of Criminal...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a time when right and left agree on very little, today, a diverse group of more than 25 groups from...

Nov 15, 2018 · 6 min read

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...

CZI’s education work is aimed at ensuring every young person enters adulthood with the life skills and abilities they need...

Nov 14, 2018 · 3 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Reimagining Justice, Together

By David Plouffe, Head of Policy & Advocacy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has...

Nov 12, 2018 · 6 min read

Justice & Opportunity

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

Tuesday marked an historic election — with voters taking to the polls on a number of community-led ballot measures on...

Nov 9, 2018 · 2 min read

Science

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

New York — Last night, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) founders Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg received the Double...

Nov 8, 2018 · 4 min read

Science

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

Mountain View, California — Last night, some of the biggest names in science, technology, and entertainment came...

Nov 5, 2018 · 5 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Building Opportunity for People with Histories of Incarceration

Pablo Gaxiola walked out of prison in 2014, after being in and out of the system for 15 years. He left with his personal...

Nov 1, 2018 · 5 min read

Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Support to Advance Student Development and Success

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announces its support for four education and youth organizations that are...

Oct 30, 2018 · 8 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Public Rights Project: Rethinking How Prosecutors Protect & Serve Their Communities

In 2017, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launched our Criminal Justice Reform work, as part of the Justice & Opportunity...

Oct 26, 2018 · 5 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Voting has begun on critical housing and criminal justice ballot measures

With early and mail voting underway, critical community-driven ballot measures on criminal justice reform and housing...

Oct 23, 2018 · 4 min read

Education

Number of girls and Latinx students taking AP Computer Science in Nevada more than doubles with... Number of girls and Latinx students taking AP Computer Science in Nevada more than doubles with support from CZI

Reposted from State of Nevada Department of Education CARSON CITY, NEVADA – New data shows that Nevada participation in the...

Oct 16, 2018 · 5 min read

Science

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announce First-of-its-Kind “IDseq”... Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announce First-of-its-Kind “IDseq” Platform And Service To...

New open-source cloud-based tool rapidly interprets terabytes of data to detect disease-causing pathogens In an ongoing pilot...

Oct 16, 2018 · 6 min read

Science

CZI announces support for protocols.io to accelerate open, reproducible science

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced its support for protocols.io, an open access resource that allows...

Oct 2, 2018 · 3 min read

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