Digital NEST members

Dreams do come true: Digital NEST opens, receives $100K donor match

Digital NEST members

Doors open for new Watsonville nonprofit bringing high tech to underserved communities

A new, reliable source of access to computers and wireless for underserved youth and young adults ages 12-24 in Watsonville has been created by donors to the fledgling Digital NEST, whose doors opened November 13.

An anonymous donor put out the challendge that Digital NEST raise $200K by November 30 in order to receive $100K matching funds. The organization raised $208K before the match, bringing their fundraising total to $308K.

The Digital NEST is a safe, supervised high tech space that gives young people training in workforce skills, computer programming, and digital multimedia; encouragement to collaborate, innovate, and pursue higher education; guidance and mentorship to become entrepreneurs.

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This article by Sara Isenberg was originally published in Santa Cruz Tech Beat.

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