We're committed to closing the network gap.
The network gap is the advantage some individuals have over others as a result of who they know. Where you grow up, where you go to school, and where you work can give you up to a 12x advantage in gaining access to opportunity.
LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. As the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn has a unique ability to help close the network gap through our products, our company programs, and our people.
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We’re proud to partner with leading network-focused nonprofits.
Project Basta recruits and prepares diverse first-generation students to secure and thrive in their first jobs. They believe that social capital, defined as knowledge (what jobs are out there) and access (who can vouch for me) are the critical levers to closing the employment, and ultimately the wealth, gap.
The mission of Braven is to empower promising, underrepresented young people — first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color — with the skills, confidence, experiences and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact.
Beyond 12 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.
MENTOR's mission is to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America's young people and to close the mentoring gap for one in three young people growing up without this support.
COOP closes the social capital gap by teaching diverse, low-income, and first-generation college graduates digital marketing skills and creating a strong peer network to help them land self-sustaining jobs.
Year Up closes the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.
Learn more about the network gap.
LinkedIn's CEO, Jeff Weiner, discusses the network gap at Talent Connect, our largest customer conference.
Sheila Sarem, Founder of Project Basta, speaks at TEDxWilmingtonED on the social capital gap.
Kalani Leifer, Founder and Executive Director of COOP, writes about underemployment and the role of relationships in Salon.
LinkedIn Coaches empowers job seekers facing barriers to grow their careers and expand their networks through career conversations and LinkedIn trainings.
The Plus One Pledge is an intention to share your time, talent, or connections with people outside your network.
Interested in joining us? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.