The Great Cake Walk 2017

The Great Cake Walk is how Closing the Gap raises money to fund local programs that help local students avoid the academic achievement gap. It's full of absolutely scrumptious cakes from Sacramento's top bakeries, and you will have a chance to win one to take home. But, the best reason to join in on The Great Cake Walk is to hear the inspiring stories from students who benefit from the funded programs. The event will be held at Sacramento State's Alumni Center on Thursday, March, 9, 2017, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Order your tickets today!

Make a Difference

Your generous contributions go to programs that support under-served high school students with tutoring, SAT prep, college admission coaching, and in-home counseling. Closing the Gap is an all-volunteer organization committed to providing a brighter future for students in the Sacramento region.

Helping Sacramento Students

Closing the Gap is committed to helping local students prepare for their tomorrows. Unfortunately, the majority are graduating from high school unprepared. They are caught in the academic gap. The academic achievement gap is the fact that African American, Latino, Southeast Asian and low-income Whites are underperforming.

The reasons are many. But, there is no escaping the data that they three out of four are finishing high school without having completed the coursework necessary to apply to college, no less be admitted.

Meanwhile, it’s projected that within ten years, sixty percent of the jobs in high-growth fields will require a four-year degree. Yet the overwhelming majority of students coming out of our high schools are not qualified to enter a four-year college or university. Closing the Gap recognizes the need for bringing our students stronger and more abundant opportunities to achieve.

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