Closing the Network Gap

November 20, 2019
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November 20, 2019 Beyond 12


We spent an impactful two days at LinkedIn’s Network Gap Summit with incredible leaders and orgs who are helping young people from under-resourced communities deepen their social capital and networks. Our team is proud to be a founding member of the Network Gap Coalition along with Braven, Project BASTA, COOP, and Year Up Bay Area. Aimée, Sheila, Kalani, and Emily, it was an honor to share the stage with you and a pleasure to work with you. A HUGE thanks to Jordan Medina, Meg Garlinghouse, and the LinkedIn Social Impact team for your support and visionary leadership. Lastly, a big shout out to Julia Freeland Fisher who is pushing the field to address the network gap and who highlighted the issue in her book: “Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations that Expand Students’ Networks.”

According to LinkedIn, where a person lives, works, and goes to school can give them up to a 12x advantage in gaining access to opportunity. THIS is the #networkgap. We hope you’ll join our efforts to close it. #socialcapital #beyond12 #coaching #highereducation

About Beyond 12

Beyond 12 is a high-tech, high-touch coaching platform that helps high schools, college access programs, and colleges provide their students with the academic, social, and emotional support they need to succeed in higher education. Founded by Alexandra Bernadotte in 2009, Beyond 12 works to dramatically increase the number of historically under-represented students who graduate from college. For more information about Beyond 12, visit