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.