Digital Nest: Non-Profit Brings Tech to Rural Youth

Jacob Martinez at Digital NEST

It was a foggy day in Watsonville, a town on California’s central coast known for its berry farms and predominantly Hispanic population. We followed directions to an unassuming brown office building, with a paper sign reading ‘Digital NEST’ hanging near the door. The atmosphere completely changed once we went up the stairs.

The second floor of the building felt like a nest with its hip green interior and modern lighting. Jacob Martinez, the founder and Executive Director of Digital NEST, gave us a warm welcome.

“We are already looking at getting a larger building.” Martinez told me. Pretty crazy, since the center hasn’t been open for half a year.

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