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