Supporting Community Coalitions in California

As part of our Justice & Opportunity Initiative, which focuses on housing affordability, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity, and immigration, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is supporting to Schools and Communities First and The Million Voter Project. These grassroots coalitions of community-based organizations are working hard to create a more equitable future for Californians. Continue reading “Supporting Community Coalitions in California”

CZI and the Gates Foundation Partner to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Education

Today, we’re proud to announce the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is joining forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to pursue breakthroughs in three areas: math, writing, and “executive function” — the last referring to a set of skills that correspond with things like memory, self-control, attention, and flexibility of thinking.

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Supporting Chicago Teachers in Personalizing Learning

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and LEAP Innovations, a nonprofit organization that works with schools and educators to implement personalized learning, announced today that they received grants totaling $14 million from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to meet the growing demand from schools looking to introduce or expand personalized learning instructional models.
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Engineering Tools to Map the Basic Units of Life

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Announcing 85 new projects to create collaborative computational tools in support of building the Human Cell Atlas.

Cells are the building blocks of life. Understanding how healthy cells work can accelerate scientific discovery and advance efforts to combat disease. As part of our work in science, today we are announcing 85 new projects in support of the Human Cell Atlas, a global effort to map every cell in the human body.

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Supporting Palo Alto’s Project WeHOPE, Getting People Back on the Road to Self-Sufficiency

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Through our Bay Area Community Fund, we stand behind organizations like Project WeHope, and the leaders who make them work. Our vision for making the Bay Area a more inclusive, equitable place starts with local leaders who share that vision, serving their communities.

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Introducing the Communities Thrive Challenge, An Effort to Empower Community-Driven Approaches to Economic Opportunity

 The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is working with The Rockefeller Foundation to launch the Communities Thrive Challenge — an effort to find and support successful, community-driven approaches to expand economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure people and communities across the U.S. As many as 10 organizations will receive a $1 million grant, as well as best-in-class technical assistance and an opportunity to share their stories on the national stage.

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Inscopix podcast: Cori Bargmann on the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Neurodegeneration Challenge Network

On the Inscopix podcast, Cori Bargmann talks with host (and Cori’s former post doc) Jami Lynn Milton about the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network and two new funding opportunities to bring bold, interdisciplinary research approaches to neurodegenerative diseases.

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Learning Science: Dr. Bror Saxberg Speaks at the 2018 Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture

Jim Shelton:  Congratulations to my colleague and friend, Dr. Bror Saxberg, who leads our work in learning science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and gave the 2018 Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture this year. He spoke about the importance and potential of better understanding how students learn, and letting those principles help drive the solutions and tools we build to support teachers as they work to meet student needs. Watch his talk to learn more about how we’re applying learning science to our work at CZI.

CZI Coffee Chat: Prosecutors Control the Front Door

CZI Coffee Chat with Miriam Krinsky

“Prosecutors are the ones who control the front door. They decide whether a case is going to be charged or whether an individual will be diverted from the justice system. They decide whether a young person will be tried as an adult, left in a juvenile court system, simply given a harsh warning, or given support to put them on a different pathway.”Across the country, important work is happening to change state laws and sentencing practices. If we want to stem the tide of mass incarceration, we also need to elect and support prosecutors who are committed to a fair, equitable justice system. Miriam Krinsky knows this from experience, having spent 15 years as a federal prosecutor, and many more fighting for systematic change. At Fair and Just Prosecution, she’s bringing together prosecutors committed to reform, many of them newly-elected, to learn from one another by sharing ideas and best practices. Watch her discuss opportunities for prosecutorial reform in our criminal justice system with Sasha Post, the Policy Director for CZI’s Justice & Opportunity Initiative.As a part of our #CZICoffeeChat series, we aim to share conversations with people like Miriam Krinsky who inspire us. Their stories continue to challenge us to view issues from multiple perspectives, to listen to our communities and those most affected by challenges, and to learn more as we aim to build a future for everyone.

Posted by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative on Friday, March 16, 2018

“Prosecutors are the ones who control the front door. They decide whether a case is going to be charged or whether an individual will be diverted from the justice system. They decide whether a young person will be tried as an adult, left in a juvenile court system, simply given a harsh warning, or given support to put them on a different pathway.”

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