CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 4, 2019) — Charlotte-based nonprofit Digi-Bridge will enter a phase of transition as Founder and CEO David Jessup, Jr., has announced he will leave his position on August 5 to pursue an advanced degree. Yesterday, Jessup shared this video message with supporters.
“An organization no longer in its infancy, Digi-Bridge is positioned to succeed without me,” Jessup said. “In fact, it always has been, we just needed to corral the energy and passion of a community committed to our youth in order to realize the vision.”
Digi-Bridge was founded by Jessup in 2014 upon the realization that many schoolchildren were not being afforded access to the tools and skills necessary to succeed in a digital world.
Each year, Digi-Bridge continues to grow and to serve more youth in more communities. The organization’s team of 35 is building bridges and extending access in and with communities throughout Mecklenburg County each year.
To date, Digi-Bridge has:
- Served 3,027 scholars through #STEAMSaturdays courses, Daddy-Daughter and Family Code-Ins and #STEAMSummer Intensives
- Provided 1,600 scholarships to scholars in Mecklenburg County
- Partnered with 15 companies and schools in the community
Currently, Digi-Bridge facilitates #STEAMSaturdays courses at schools throughout Charlotte as well as #STEAMSaturdays courses for the community at four locations: Hygge Coworking West, Pfeiffer University SouthPark, Ballantyne and The Hurt Hub at Davidson.
Under Jessup’s leadership, Digi-Bridge has also advocated for teachers and for policy change. From the White House to SEED20, from TEDx to Make a Mark, the organization has co-created this community-led effort that demands more and better for all learners.
The Digi-Bridge board, with support from Social Venture Partners, has been succession planning since late last year. CEO search details will be announced soon. In the meantime, please direct all questions to Digi-Bridge Operations Manager Sherry Sample at [email protected].
Based in Charlotte, N.C., Digi-Bridge aims to equip shareholders with the means to foster optimal use of technology in the learning environment, ensuring that all 21st century learners have opportunities to succeed in the digital age.