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Justice & Opportunity

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Backs Community Land Trust Model

Oct 25, 2019 - Redwood City, CALIF. (October 25, 2019) — As part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Housing Affordability Program, it announced support for Community Land Trust efforts that create new funding mechanisms for community-driven housing solutions. Recipients include the Oakland Community Land Trust (OakCLT), the California Community Land...

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Science

Making Science Journalism More Diverse and Inclusive

Oct 24, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a $195,500 grant to the University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) to increase diversity, inclusion, and representation in its science journalism program. The grant will support efforts to attract a diverse set of candidates to the university’s Science Communication Master’s...

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Education

NBC News Learn and Local 4 Announce “Education Now Detroit” Live Event Sponsored by the Cha... NBC News Learn and Local 4 Announce “Education Now Detroit” Live Event Sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative...

Oct 21, 2019 - NEW YORK – Six years after it went through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Detroit is undergoing a so-called revival. But can Detroit’s “revival” extend to the classroom, where the next generation of Detroiters are learning and developing? How do the issues Detroit faces extend to other parts of the state...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Backs Teacher-Directed Professional Learning with DonorsChoose

Oct 17, 2019 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a $1.2 million grant to DonorsChoose designed to empower teachers through the funding of professional learning projects that reflect the diversity – and aspirations – of classroom teachers nationwide. The grant automatically funds nearly 700 professional development projects that...

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Education

AASA Awarded $400,000 Grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Promote Social and Emotional Learning... AASA Awarded $400,000 Grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Promote Social and Emotional Learning in K-12 Schools

Oct 14, 2019 - Alexandria, Va. – October 14, 2019 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is pleased to announce the organization has received a $400,000, three-year grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to explore and strengthen policies and programs superintendents and other administrators are creating to advance social and emotional learning...

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Justice & Opportunity

CZI Names Vice President and Head of Justice & Opportunity

Oct 10, 2019 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to announce that Mike Troncoso will lead the organization’s Justice & Opportunity Initiative. Mike will transition from his role as CZI’s current Director of Criminal Justice Reform and Immigration to lead the growing portfolio of work including housing affordability, criminal justice reform, and...

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