A brief history
Close The Gap Foundation Inc. was founded in March 2021 by a group of diverse educators that wanted to make a profound difference in Mississippi. Life in Mississippi is a unique experience, especially for black people. Our state's vividly racist history is it's defining trait and lasting legacy. Mississippi ranks at the bottom of most of the nationwide rankings, especially in education, economics, and healthcare. Then, Covid hit and we now realize how woefully unprepared our state is to respond to the current challenges. So we decided that the state of Mississippi is too beautiful and our people are too great to always be at the bottom of every list. So we decided if not us, who? If not now, when? Our past shouldn't define our future.
Where we are today
Slow and steady wins the race. We are a brand new nonprofit organization so we are just getting started. We plan to host several local community outreach meetings in rural Mississippi towns. We are busy working on our social media pages, networking, and strategizing the best way to make greatest impact.