<aside> 🧬 Looking for a structured way to volunteer? Join our team to make a difference at scale. You’ll be part of a brilliant group of community leaders, operators, and product builders to create an equitable future and bridge the opportunity gap.
We are closing the opportunity gap by creating equitable opportunities for disadvantaged students through mentorship, project-based learning, and scholarships.
Close the Gap team members are leaders from top organizations.
As we help our students close their gaps, we're also helping each other close our own gaps (ahem, check out our team values).
This means supporting our team with letters of recommendation for graduate programs, career coaching, mock interviews, and employee referrals!
We walk into our space knowing that above every cloud, the sky is always blue. We face each social issue with an open mind and optimism. We are pragmatic optimists.
As we help others close their gaps in life, we’re also working relentlessly to close our own. This means being reflective, creating a safe space, and sharing candid feedback so we can help each other grow. It also means being kind and leaving ego at the door to do right by others.
We see every challenge as an opportunity for growth and continuously choose to live with agency. We believe in our ability to take ownership and drive change in our lives and for those in our community.
We believe the first step towards positive change is listening. Being data-informed and empathetic doesn’t always need to be mutually exclusive. We take a people-first approach to drive change and serve our community by listening to their stories.
We remind each other and stay informed of all the situational gaps and diverse experiences that affect us. Those that might seek to divide, but that we know make us all the same: Human. We celebrate togetherness, even if our stories began in spaces far apart.
Our team works tirelessly to fulfill our mission of bridging the opportunity gap. At Close the Gap, you’ll work alongside likeminded working professionals, grad students, and industry leaders.
To accomplish this ambitious mission, we meet weekly on Thursday night from 8-9:00 p.m. PT. Every team member is also part of a "pod" to deepen their impact (e.g. programming, operations).
Thursday meetings give everyone a chance to meet our leadership team and connect with your team! Our collaboration stack includes GSuite, Zoom, Notion, and Slack.
Close the Gap at Fellowship 2019
Team stretch before staff meeting!
Inaugural Fellowship 2019 Finalists!
Fellowship Orientation Day in June 2019 at Google Community Space in San Francisco, CA
Mentorship Kickoff 2021
We envision a future without opportunity gaps.