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Digi-Bridge Announces $50,000 Gift from OrthoCarolina Foundation

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Digi-Bridge is pleased to announce a $50,000 gift from OrthoCarolina Foundation in support of Digi-Bridge’s Full STEAM Ahead programming at Ashley Park PreK-8 in 2016-17. The OrthoCarolina Foundation gift will allow Digi-Bridge to launch an innovative pilot STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education program at Ashley Park, a federally designated Title I elementary…

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#STEAMSaturdays Return to C3 Lab

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Dear friends, #STEAMSaturdays are back at C3 Lab!  Join for a fun morning of exploration and innovation!  Your K-8 scholar will be introduced to a variety of object-oriented computer programming (coding) languages.  The personalized learning platform allows individuals to move at their own pace, making this course valuable for learners of all levels. Classes are from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and…

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#STEAMSummer Reflections

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Dear friends, I invite you to learn more about #STEAMSummer from Torie Leslie, our STEAM Community Catalyst. -DJ With the start of the 2016-2017 school year right around the corner, I think of those beginning-of-the-year icebreakers when teachers and students share their summer experiences. This year I would have the best story to tell sharing…

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We Made It!

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Dear friends, The dust has settled and I’m happy to report the first iMakeCLT was a tremendous success! Over 800 of our neighbors walked through the doors of C3 Lab during the Saturday event. iMakeCLT, through the tremendous collaboration of makers throughout Charlotte, provided a temporary space for neighbors to meet and children 0-99 to…

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#STEAMSummer Special Visitor

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This week at #STEAMSummer at Kent Academy, scholars were joined by a special guest, Julia Landauer, multiple-championship winning racecar driver. Landauer, who in addition to racing every season since she was 10, graduated from Stanford University in 2014 with a bachelor of science degree in Science, Technology, and Society. Scholars presented a range of inquiries…

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#ActivateSummer for a scholar!

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Dear Friends, Digi-Bridge believes that every learner deserves access to high-quality summer programming. We are keenly aware that most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. Learning loss is an even greater reality for students who do not have access to the internet and summer…

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Thank You, Charlotte!

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Last night, I stood in the spotlight in front of an audience of 800 in the Knight Theater. I had just 3 minutes to pitch the Digi-Bus, a mobile learning lab that will ensure equal digital learning resources for our neighbors. Sharing the stage, nine other Charlotte nonprofit leaders pitched their best ideas to make our city…

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SEED20 and Sharing

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Friends- First, the BIG news! If you haven’t already heard, Digi-Bridge will be taking the stage on April 11 at SEED20’s OnStage event. I’ll have exactly three minutes to convince the audience (snag your ticket here!) that the Digi-Bus is the solution for addressing the digital divide here in Charlotte. Nine other finalists will join me,…

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A JAM-Packed Weekend

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Friends of Digi-Bridge- At about 4:00pm today, I crashed. All the caffeine in the world wasn’t going to get me past 6:00pm. After wrapping up a project with the city, I came home and jumped into bed for an hour of shuteye. It’s about 8:30pm and I’m ready to tackle this post and my email. Apologies…

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Better Together: The Power of Partnership

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Dear friends, We’re starting off the week with big news! This past Saturday night, we honored 12 special nonprofits at Playing for Others’ #HeARTbeat performance, and learned that Digi-Bridge is a 2016-2017 honoree. PFO is a Charlotte-based nonprofit that provides a space for teens to explore and answer the questions, “Who Am I?” and “How…

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Summer Brain Drain? Not Here!

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Happy Monday, friends! Digi-Bridge believes that every learner deserves access to high-quality summer programming in order to combat summer learning loss and enable scholars to stay on track with their peers. All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities over the summer. However, learning loss is a more drastic…

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Snow Day-Take Three

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Friends- I felt the need to weigh-in on an “icy” subject here in Charlotte today. File this one under News/Advocacy/too many characters to tweet. Last night, I planned to be in bed by 9:00pm. As I turned down the covers, I scrolled through Facebook and Twitter to catch-up on the day’s happenings. My plans for…

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