In a world where access to quality education is often determined by socioeconomic status, Archika Dogra is on a mission to level the playing field and empower underrepresented students through STEM education. As the founder of Innoverge, Dogra has dedicated herself to promoting social good and addressing educational inequity since 2017.
Innoverge is not just a nonprofit—it’s a catalyst for change. With a presence in 14 countries and over 10,200 underrepresented students reached through 75 youth-run chapters, Innoverge is making a tangible impact on communities worldwide. By partnering with community centers, schools, and libraries, Innoverge offers long-term STEM and humanities-focused programming for students in grades K-8, ensuring that children from all backgrounds have access to quality education and opportunities for growth.
What sets Innoverge apart is its innovative approach to curriculum design. Rather than sticking to conventional topics, Dogra and her team cover a wide range of subjects, including how computing can aid nonprofits and what ethics look like in the field of neuroscience. By exposing students to diverse perspectives and cutting-edge concepts, Innoverge equips them with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in an ever-changing world.
Dogra’s dedication to promoting STEM education has not gone unnoticed. Innoverge has received over $15,000 in grants and resource sponsorships from organizations like Disney, The Hershey Company, and Ann Taylor. These partnerships not only provide financial support but also validate the importance of Innoverge’s mission and underscore the collective commitment to empowering the next generation of innovators.
But beyond the numbers and accolades, it’s the stories of transformation that truly illustrate the impact of Innoverge. Through hands-on learning experiences, mentorship, and community engagement, students are not only gaining valuable skills but also developing confidence, curiosity, and a passion for lifelong learning. For many, Innoverge is not just an educational program—it’s a lifeline, a source of inspiration, and a pathway to a brighter future.
As Archika Dogra continues to lead the charge with Innoverge, her vision for a more equitable and inclusive world is becoming a reality—one student, one chapter, and one community at a time. With unwavering determination and a commitment to social good, Dogra is empowering tomorrow’s innovators and reshaping the landscape of education for generations to come.