With the support of our Founding Funders, we joyfully claimed a $100,000 matching grant on November 30, pushing our fundraising to over $300,000.
“How do you develop a game?” Erin Hoffman put the question to twenty-two members in a workshop earlier this month. By the end of the workshop, members took their first steps into video game design.
Cheered on by a crowd of over 200 supporters and members, Executive Director Jacob Martinez cut the ribbon and officially opened Digital NEST to youth of the Monterey Bay community.
We held the first class ever at Digital NEST on Thursday 11/6 at 4 pm! It was Content Marketing 101 and we discussed the idea of creating value for other people in their lives through your marketing communications rather than bombarding them with “Buy Now” messaging.
The Santa Cruz Be The Difference Awards recognize the People, Groups and Businesses who make a difference in Santa Cruz County through volunteerism. As the founder of “Digital NEST,” Jacob is an inspiring leader with a powerful vision to create a better community by bridging the digital divide for youth and young adults in Santa Cruz County.
We’re in the home-stretch push to reach our first fundraising goal, but we need your help before November 30th.
A member of Americorps will be joining our staff to help develop our Volunteer component. It will be a college graduate who can work with us full time for 11 months to manage the volunteers.
Read about the 4 Major Components of the Digital NEST. The Digital NEST (Nurturing Entrepreneurial Skills with Technology) is a high-tech space located in the heart of Watsonville where young people master skills necessary to thrive in the high-tech, globally connected world in which we all live.