About Digi-Bridge

Our Mission

Digi-Bridge sparks interest and persistence in STEAM learning, ensuring students in under-represented communities have access, opportunities and skills to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

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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PIPER BARNES
Development Manager
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TIFFANY BRYANT-JACKSON
Program Manager
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KAITY SCRUGGS
Community Engagement Manager
Jake Margolis
Jake Margolis
Program Innovation Director
Michelle Carll
Michelle Carll
Operations Manager
Leah Burton
Leah Burton
Operations Coordinator
Kaylee Plaza
Kaylee Plaza
School Programs Director
Brett Anderson
Brett Anderson
Program Manager
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LOU JEROME
Board Chair, Retired Risk & Finance Consultant
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RANDY ALEXANDER
Board Member, Lowe's
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VANESSA RABITO
Vice Chair, 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 Secretary, Duke Energy
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BRETT GENZEL
Board Member, Accenture
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CARRIE RUDDY
Board Member, Trane Technologies
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ERIN BARKSDALE COLE
Board Member, CMS

Work for Digi-Bridge​

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

Unleash the hero within: Become a Digi-Hero today! Shape futures, ignite passion & help to conquer the digital divide!
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