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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative


🗓2019 = 75% complete

Quarterly Email Newsletter
Issue 3 | September 2019


Building blocks, belly breaths and so much more. Co-Founder and Co-CEO Priscilla Chan and Elmo recently visited The Primary School, which is piloting a new early childhood education curriculum in collaboration with Sesame Workshop to help educators meet the academic, social-emotional, physical and mental health needs of their students.

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The Bay's Future

During the 2nd Annual National Expungement Week, organizations across the country helped millions of people with criminal records find their second chances through record clearing. We met with Nila Bala, Tarra Simmons and Rep. Jordan A. Harris to hear more on the impact of bipartisan Clean Slate efforts.



Infectious diseases like meningitis can quickly spread, but researchers are using a new technology called IDseq to detect the cause of these diseases and prevent future outbreaks. Journey to the front lines of global healthcare alongside researchers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, through an immersive video experience.

  • Priscilla appeared on Good Morning America with Robin Roberts to discuss the opportunity, progress and critical role of patient-led communities in the fight against rare disease. Watch the interview.

  • As part of our local impact, the Community team accepted applications for the 2020 CZI Community Fund. The next round will support local organizations addressing fundamental needs in Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks and Redwood City.

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