<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.


Our mission

We are closing the opportunity gap by creating equitable opportunities for disadvantaged students through mentorship, project-based learning, and scholarships.

Volunteer opportunities


Work with the industry's best

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!

Our shared values


Creating change with a smile

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.


Uplifting one another

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.


Social impact with agency

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.


Leaning in with empathy

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.


Celebrating equity and dignity

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.

Life at Close the Gap

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

Close the Gap at Fellowship 2019

Team stretch before staff meeting!

Team stretch before staff meeting!

Inaugural Fellowship 2019 Finalists!

Inaugural Fellowship 2019 Finalists!

Fellowship Orientation Day in June 2019 at Google Community Space in San Francisco, CA

Fellowship Orientation Day in June 2019 at Google Community Space in San Francisco, CA

Mentorship Kickoff 2021

Mentorship Kickoff 2021

We envision a future without opportunity gaps.