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Mark Zuckerberg has already given plenty to the world when he introduced us to the wonderful world of Facebook-stalking! However, he and his wife Priscilla Chan are looking to make some big changes in their neighborhood, and they're starting with the schools!
The Facebook founder recently announced that he and his wife would be making a $120 million commitment to improve the schools in needy parts of the Bay Area! The first $5 million will go towards schools in the Ravenswood School District and the Redwood City School District!
He said in his announcement:
"We're excited for the opportunity to support so many amazing educators, leaders and entrepreneurs in the years ahead to create schools where students thrive. Today's announcement is just a small step toward the change we need to achieve in our community and our country, but it's another step in a journey we expect to spend the rest of our lives on. Education is something worth investing in and if we can help make things better it will make all of our lives better."
This isn't the first time Mark has made a huge donation like this as he previously gave a large chunk of change to schools in Newark, N.J., and they've been thriving over the past few years!
He and his wife have also partnered up with EducationSuperHighway, an organization that looks to provide internet for K-12 public schools around the country!
Mark says there's still plenty of work to be done to improve our country's education system, but this is definitely a step in the right direction!
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