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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Funding Opportunity for Innovative Approaches to Fighting... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Funding Opportunity for Innovative Approaches to Fighting Neurodegenerative...

Oct 10, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) opened a new funding opportunity to support pairs of researchers to collaborate and apply novel approaches for gaining greater insight into neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS.  CZI’s new Neurodegeneration Challenge Network Collaborative Pairs Request for...

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Housing

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New Funding to Protect, Preserve, and Produce Housing i... The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New Funding to Protect, Preserve, and Produce Housing in California

Oct 2, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced a wave of new funding — including grants and investments — to organizations on the frontlines of the housing movement in California. Across the state, these groups are working toward the protection, preservation, and production of housing, so that people of all...

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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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