Letter to stakeholders-NEST’s response to COVID-19 (April 1, 2020)

Our New Virtual World

NEW Program updates


Digital NEST members who are experiencing hardships due to COVID-19 can apply to receive a one time aid in the form of a grocery gift card or visa card. Members can apply online starting April 20th through the 30th. Link for members to apply will be posted on Digital NEST’s bio on our Instagram page.

Tech Lending

Digital NEST has hosted two computer lending stations at Watsonville’s Cabrillo Campus to lend laptops to high school and college students in need of proper equipment to participate in remote learning opportunities. As of April, 50 laptops have been distributed to students in need (40 in Watsonville and 10 in Salinas). Check back here, or sign up for our newsletter to learn about future lending days.


Practical Solutions for Pandemic Problems: Digital NEST is working with youth ages 14-24 to come together and tackle community issues during these trying times. All youth will receive community hours for joining this initiative and are required to meet once a week on Wednesday’s from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Interested:

How to Take Care of Yourself

Guide created by bizzNEST team

bizzNEST Updates

@831 - Local Directory

bizzNEST is partnering with B2B and Looker to work on a directory to help small businesses in Watsonville receive the resources needed to have an online presence.

bizzNEST Services

Spring Programming: (Effective March 16th)

Digital Arts + Technology (DAT)

DAT Programming is led by Senior Program Manager Gabe Medina & DAT Coordinator, Mayra Ruiz-Valtierra




People, Projects + Leadership (PPL)

PPL Programming is led by Program Manager, Xitlali Cabadas.



Web Information Technology (WIT)

WIT Programming is led by WIT Manager Monica Gutierrez-Lopez & WIT Specialist Franco Sanchez.




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