Government Affairs

Thanks to Close Up’s longstanding, bipartisan support in government, we bring students and teachers face to face with elected officials.


We connect students and teachers with government experts nationwide.

As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with bipartisan support in Congress and the White House, Close Up has longstanding relationships on both sides of the aisle, helping us connect students and teachers to the elected officials who represent them. In a typical year, we facilitate over 1,200 congressional meetings for participants in our Washington programs. Our network extends to the halls of state and local government as well, as we connect students with government experts and stakeholders across the country.

As a testament to our impact, we are proud to have Close Up student and teacher alumni as members of the 118th Congress.