Mark Zuckerberg’s education philanthropy has come a long way since his $100 million investment in Newark public schools in 2010. The latest K-12 gift from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the organization that Zuck and Priscilla Chan created two years ago, underscores the couple’s commitment to personalized learning and embraces a community-led approach, one worlds apart from the top-down Newark initiative. The gift also pairs CZI, the most prominent new grantmaker to emerge from the Silicon Valley, with the Ford Foundation, the largest legacy grantmaker in the U.S. and a funder well-known for its progressive leanings.
CZI and Ford are working with the Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools and StriveTogether to launch the Student at the Center Challenge. Read more