UPchieve is an edtech nonprofit that provides free, 24/7 online tutoring to low-income HS students. Using our app, students can request and get paired with a live volunteer in under 5 minutes. We’ve matched 100,000+ requests so far. Right now in the US, there are 8 million low-income HS students who don’t have anyone in their home who can help them with schoolwork. UPchieve is working to change that. Our vision is simple: we want to democratize access to academic support, so that every student has an equal opportunity to attend college and achieve upward mobility.
Former low-income student working to democratize access to academic support. Penn C'16, Forbes 30 Under 30 2021.
Dave (he/him) grew up in Oakland, CA. His first career was in public education, before making a change to software development. He is in several SIGs in the Cloud Native community and regularly presents at conferences on engineering culture and DevOps practices. Dave lives in his adopted home of Denver. He joined UPchieve to use his tech skills to serve his roots of improving the education of under-served and under-privileged students.