About Us

Walking into one of our Digital NESTs is like walking onto a Google campus only even better because our spaces are infused with:

COMMUNITY, CULTURE & LOVE

We bring growth and stability to the rural, agricultural-based cities of Watsonville and Salinas.

Our communities were historically locked out of the economic opportunity and digital innovation brought by the tech to other California communities. We knew that our kids deserve the very best to nurture their talents, wisdom, and passions so we built our own thriving center for technology and empowerment that prepares our young people to prosper in the workforce. Digital NEST spins a web of connection and opportunity across the entire community.

Genius is equally distributed across zip codes. Access and opportunity are not.
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A scalable vision

Digital NEST is working to create sustainable and scalable technology centers in vulnerable communities all over California and beyond, creating economic equality for the residents of low income and rural communities, teaching young people the technical skills needed to become competitive and self-sufficient in the digital future.

Digital NEST has sparked a nationwide dialogue among educators, policy-makers and the media as a model for conquering the digital divide in underserved communities throughout the U.S. We welcome your inquiries and ideas on growing and sharing the Digital NEST idea with other communities.

A scalable vision

Digital NEST is working to create sustainable and scalable technology centers in vulnerable communities all over California and beyond, creating economic equality for the residents of low income and rural communities, teaching young people the technical skills needed to become competitive and self-sufficient in the digital future.

Digital NEST has sparked a nationwide dialogue among educators, policy-makers and the media as a model for conquering the digital divide in underserved communities throughout the U.S. We welcome your inquiries and ideas on growing and sharing the Digital NEST idea with other communities.

OUR VALUES

At Digital NEST, we believe in a core set of values that allow us to nurture the full potential in the youth we serve, in our community, and in ourselves. People who work at the Digital NEST must:

  • Act with love
  • Hold people in positive regard
  • Promote and live a healthy lifestyle
  • Act locally and think globally
  • Be open to a co-creative process
  • Value and promote a growth mindset
  • Serve as a positive role-model for the values, attitudes, and behaviors that will inspire youth to live meaningful lives
  • Embrace the open-minded sharing of ideas and perspectives within a multicultural workplace
  • Promote equality, challenge injustice, expand opportunity, and empower individuals, families, and groups to participate in the economic, political, and cultural life of society.

OUR VALUES

At Digital NEST, we believe in a core set of values that allow us to nurture the full potential in the youth we serve, in our community, and in ourselves. People who work at the Digital NEST must:

  • Act with love
  • Hold people in positive regard
  • Promote and live a healthy lifestyle
  • Act locally and think globally
  • Be open to a co-creative process
  • Value and promote a growth mindset
  • Serve as a positive role-model for the values, attitudes, and behaviors that will inspire youth to live meaningful lives
  • Embrace the open-minded sharing of ideas and perspectives within a multicultural workplace
  • Promote equality, challenge injustice, expand opportunity, and empower individuals, families, and groups to participate in the economic, political, and cultural life of society.