Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is on a mission to reform education. While many philanthropists share its vision, it's still in debate about which levers have the greatest impact on education. CZI has taken a data-centric approach by investing in research to inform the best use of funds, particularly in 'whole child' education. Now they've invested $3.3 million into organizations that are focused on more than just helping kids hit the books.
'Whole child' education refers to equipping kids with all the skills they need to be successful in life, not just the academic ones. It's long been argued that what happens to children outside of school is just as important as what happens within them. CZI has the research to prove it and is looking to turn those results into action. Four organizations have been selected to receive grants, all of which share this holistic approach to education: