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National Network of Schools in Partnership

A Division of the Close Up Foundation

Impacting Students and Teachers Nationwide

NNSP, a division of Close Up, is a nationwide network of schools committed to connecting what students learn in the classroom to what is happening in the real world. Through NNSP, Close Up works to give young people a greater sense of purpose and engagement in causes bigger than themselves.

With over 100 member organizations that include public, private, and charter schools, educational access and enrichment programs, and policy and education reform groups, NNSP supports thousands of educators through monthly webinars, learning cohorts, summer learning institutes, and an annual conference dedicated to best practices around community engagement.

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Close Up and NNSP

Longtime partners before merging in 2023, Close Up and NNSP share a steadfast commitment to civics and community engagement. Together, we offer curriculum consulting, professional development for educators, and Impact programming for schools and organizations seeking to enhance their community and civic engagement programs. Our customized, research-based approach to curriculum design, program planning, and implementation helps schools and organizations build sustainable civic and community engagement academic courses, programs, and partnerships.