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Kentucky Chamber launches statewide campaign to change stigma around substance use disorder

In an effort to help Kentuckians struggling with substance use disorder, assist businesses in developing recovery-friendly work environments, and engage Kentuckians interested in smart criminal justice reforms, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of “Kentucky Comeback,” a statewide initiative in partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The opioid epidemic has led to...

Community Ventures is one of 20 finalists in Community Thrives Challenge; 10 to get $1m each

The Community Thrives Challenge, a $10-million funding opportunity by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, announced 20 finalists and 63 semi-finalists from across the country and Community Ventures was selected as one of the 20.  Later this year, up to ten of the finalists will be named grantees, receiving $1 million grants and tailored technical assistance.   “Community...

Facebook founder Zuckerberg discovers innovation in rural education during visit to Hazard

Ron Daley Special to KyForward Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and members of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative visited the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) in Hazard on Sunday. The visiting team was there to learn from students and teachers about the innovative learning taking place in K-12 schools across eastern Kentucky. The team spent the afternoon and evening at the mountain top KVEC...