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Listen: Jacob Martinez dishes on building the Digital NEST

(Source: Bay to Bay Podcasts)

June 19, 2018 — Watsonville, CA

The idea for the Digital NEST (Nurturing Entrepreneurial Skills with Technology) was born. Jacob Martinez had long recognized the disparity in access to I.T. resources  in his community as a huge issue, but meeting that teenager huddled in the building doorway on that nippy autumn evening galvanized him into action.  Soon, he soon went to work building his vision for a hip, cool, and colorful spot that encourages and guides its young members to become technology leaders in their community.

Today, only a few short years into the mission, the Digital NEST serves over 1,400 youth in its two locations in Watsonville and Salinas, California.  It’s an inspiring and amazing story about building a successful, innovative non-profit which is already successfully transforming lives in the communities it serves.

Episode 23: Jacob Martinez dishes on building the Digital NEST

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