About Digi-Bridge

Our Mission

Digi-Bridge sparks interest and passion in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) learning, ensuring that students have the opportunities and skills to succeed in a rapidly-changing world by fostering curiosity, creativity, exploration, persistence, and resilience.

Our Vision

Digi-Bridge aspires to create a generation of well-equipped 21st century learners.

Our Story

Access to technology creates opportunity and Digi-Bridge Founder David Jessup witnessed a technology deficit in 2009 when he first entered his classroom in Miami as a Teach for America Corps Member. Shortly thereafter, Jessup worked with the Knight Foundation to implement a One Laptop per Child program in Miami to provide one-to-one devices to students. After launching the same program in Charlotte in seven West Charlotte CMS schools through Project Lift, Jessup sought a way to engage with entire classrooms.

Digi-Bridge launched in 2014 to make sure all 21st-century learners have both unique and real opportunities to succeed in a modern, digital age. Since 2014, Digi-Bridge has provided technology-based, hands-on STEAM experiences to more than 17,000 scholars. We do this through STEAM and robotics programming in our partner CMS schools, working with community partners and hosting events.

Founder of Digi-Bridge, David Jessup Jr.

Our Impact

Digi-Bridge has worked with more than 20,000 students through our out of school time programs. Students who work with Digi-Bridge report higher interest, confidence and competence in STEAM disciplines. 

Our Leadership Team

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ALYSSA SHARPE
CEO
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LOTTICIA SHEFFERSON
Program Director
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PIPER BARNES
Development Director
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MEREDITH BANKS
Operations Manager
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SHERRY SAMPLE
Program Manager
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TIFFANY BRYANT-JACKSON
Program Manager
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KAITY SCRUGGS
Impact Manager
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MALINDA WILLIAMS
Curriculum and Learning Specialist
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LOU JEROME
Board Chair, Retired Risk & Finance Consultant
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ARINA KIRK
Board Secretary, eAdopt
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RANDY ALEXANDER
Board Member, Lowe's
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VANESSA RABITO
Board Member, FTI Consulting
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KAREN MATTIMORE
Board Member, Honeywell
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STEPHEN VOGEL
Treasurer and Chair, Audit and Finance, US Bank
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ROBERT BRAMWELL
Board Member, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
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ERIN CULBERT
Board Member, Duke Energy
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BRETT GENZEL
Board Member, Accenture
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CARRIE RUDDY
Board Member, Trane Technologies

Work for Digi-Bridge​

Digi-Bridge is a quickly growing team ready to serve more students through our programming.