Digital NEST members and staff, joined by Juan Salazar, Facebook associated manager of state political outreach and Luis Alejo, California State Assemblyman, accepted 25 brand-new MacBook Pro computers donated by Facebook.
Digital NEST provides students a chance to get a foot in the door toward a career in the high-tech industry. It has proven so successful that Silicon Valley companies like Facebook have taken notice.
Facebook gave the organization “Digital NEST” in Watsonville 25 computers, which were given to young people who are part of that program.
Facebook became a partner of Digital NEST when the tech giant donated 25 MacBook Pros. Facebook selected Digital NEST as one of the key organizations and key models around the U.S. to help expose students to technology.
Digital NEST founder Jacob Martinez talked about a not-too-distant past in which local young people faced a dearth of access to technology, and subsequently to a future when careers requiring technological skills are a near certainty.
Palo Alto-based Facebook announced Aug. 13 that it will donate 25 MacBook Pro computers thriving nonprofit, Watsonville’s Digital NEST.
Our first summer has been a big season, a wild ride of creativity, learning, and collaboration. Read stories about our new staff, some great summer workshops, websites we created, this month’s featured member, support for the NEST from the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, and more!
Digital NEST members in the Web Design Institute recently launched websites for businesses and non-profits in and around Watsonville.
Digital NEST members created this website for a small business in Watsonville that produces and distributes adobo for preparing meals.