Dear friend,

I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity of a career on the advertising side of the digital business.  I got a great deal of help along my journey from friends in my television advertising days as well as new friends I made along the way in digital.  You may have had this message forwarded to you by one of them.     

For many years, I’ve supported Digital NEST because I know it makes an enormous difference in the lives of young people in underserved rural communities in California that too often are forgotten and left behind to work in the same fields as their parents. Without Digital NEST, these young people would miss out on the resources, experience, and networks needed to open doors to a new future.

You can be part of their future.  I hope to inspire you to take a deep look at what the NEST is about.  You can begin to help by watching this video and by donating at digitalnest.org.

The NEST offers community-based centers where young people access state-of-the-art digital equipment, classes for technical skills, work with mentors, paid internships, individual career services, and help building networks and lifelong connections that transform their lives, the lives of their families, and their communities.

Digital NEST was founded in my home town of Watsonville 9 years ago.  Today, The Nest is making a difference for young people in four, soon to be five, communities surrounding Silicon Valley.

Be a part of our youth’s successful future! Help Digital NEST empower more youth so together we can close the digital divide and strengthen local economies. With your support, Digital NEST will create the next generation of tech employees, entrepreneurs, and leaders, and build a better future for all.

Please join me on this JOURNEY by learning more about us…and by hopefully joining me in support Digital Nest today!

With gratitude,

Tony Nethercutt
Digital NEST Board Member

Help Us Raise
$100k By December 31st

If you would like to donate through your DAF, please call
Deborah Grant at 415.342.2023 or email at deborah@digitalnest.org

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Monica Villanueva

Digital NEST Alum

Monica Villanueva

“I am a dedicated community leader fueled by a passion to empower my peers. Because of my experience at the NEST during high school, I am now the Site Manager at Digital NEST in Watsonville. I know that I’ve made a meaningful impact on young lives as a mentor and role model. My journey is a testament to personal growth, community betterment, and a relentless passion for learning. I aim to inspire others through my unwavering dedication and boundless enthusiasm.”

Mytzy Escalante

bizzNEST Alum

Mytzy Escalante

“I joined the NEST which fostered my creativity, organization, and leadership skills. I then graduated with a BS in Computer Science from California State University, Monterey Bay. Now, as a Software Engineer at Habu, I leverage the skills I learned at the NEST for innovative, impactful projects. My aim is to deliver exceptional results, significantly enhancing user experiences and contributing to my company’s success.”

Saul Reyes

Digital NEST Alum

Saul Reyes

“I’m a Salinas native, raised in Watsonville, and the oldest of two. Joining the NEST marked the start of my journey to success. After graduating from Watsonville High School, I earned my degree in Computer Science and Engineering at UC Merced. As a proud first-generation software engineer, I continue to engage with my NEST community. Working at 2NDNATURE, I use JavaScript and PHP to build features. My passion for tech connection led me to organize a Tech Mix Networking Event, uniting Central Coast professionals and aspiring Latin@ tech enthusiasts. I am thrilled to uplift Latin@s in the tech industry.”

Tony Munozledo

bizzNEST Alum

Tony Munozledo

“Born in Michoacan, Mexico, and raised in Salinas, California, I graduated from Alisal High School in 2018. My transformative experience at the Salinas NEST program shaped my personal and professional development. From freelance artwork to bizzNEST client interactions, I believe in the power of growth and community. Now, as a TMD Creative graphic designer, I contribute my skills to the collective vision of the team.”

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Every day Digital NEST prepares youth to take flight — join us on the JOURNEY!