Santa Cruz County individuals, groups honored at annual “Be The Difference” Awards

Five individuals and groups won special honors at the eighth annual Be the Difference Awards in Santa Cruz. The event is organized by the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center in an effort to highlight individuals and organizations making positive impacts in the county.

Digital NEST plans to eliminate the digital divide

Martinez is in the process of creating Digital NEST (Nurturing Entrepreneurial Skills with Technology), a Digital-Nest-Color-HorizontalTechnology Workforce Development Center. Digital NEST looks to revolutionize the way communities prepare youth and young adults for a workforce that requires them to have the skills to not only drive technological innovation but to diversify it. The mission is eliminating the digital divide between those who have access to technology and those who don’t.