Partner Spotlight: Celebrating Collaboration with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

As we close another impactful year, we take a moment to reflect on significant milestones and fruitful collaborations. One partnership that stands out prominently is our work with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). Their unwavering support has played a pivotal role in propelling us toward new heights of innovation and programming to serve students nationwide.

Here are a few highlights from our time together:

CZI Grant Announcement:

In November 2022, CZI announced a $3 million grant through 2025 to help EOS scale its approach.

“Only when educators understand the aspirations of their students are they able to set students up for both academic achievement and success in life,” said Sandra Liu Huang, head of education at CZI. “With the insights EOS is able to provide, school and district leaders have the opportunity to unlock students’ full potential. These partnerships demonstrate how school districts can expand access to rigorous academic opportunities, which are aligned to students’ strengths and passions.”

EOS President Sasha Rabkin added that the grant will support the development of a broader learning and improvement agenda to deepen the understanding of student belonging, academic experiences, identity, and well-being. “It will propel our national impact and ensure that students across the country are seen, engaged, and resourced equitably.”

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CEO Eddie Lincoln’s conversation with Priscilla Chan:

In March 2023, our CEO Eddie Lincoln joined Priscilla Chan and CZI staff in Redwood City, CA for a conversation about EOS’ mission and work and the importance of centering student well-being to support academic success.

EOS President Dr. Sasha Rabkin joins CZI Webinar to celebrate Impact:

On December 14, 2023, our President Dr. Sasha Rabkin, Ed.D joined a discussion held by CZI focused on unlocking student potential and the chronic challenges facing many teachers.CZI’s VP and Head of Education, Sandra Liu Huang led the panel. It included Timothy Carey (Gradient Learning), Liz City (Reach Every Reader), and Oscar Santos (Center for Collaborative Education).

Based on the recent CZI report on its work over the past eight years, we discussed how high-quality research and tools in education – including the EOS Student Insight Card – can help teachers and students.

Read CZI’s Report:

These collaborative events are a testament to what is achieved through strong partnerships and a shared vision. As we embark on a new year, we anticipate more growth, innovation, and conversation as we reach new heights with the continued support of CZI.