Salinas: Digital NEST to launch at Cesar Chavez Library

From The Californian

” Jacob Martinez hopes to bring a bit of Silicon Valley to Salinas, and he’s doing that by launching his already successful Digital NEST program in Salinas.Digital NEST, a tech workspace that trains and mentors young people aged 14 to 24 in technology, is launching a pilot program as early as March 2017, according to Martinez, executive director and founder of Digital NEST.It will be housed at the Cesar Chavez Library in east Salinas, a community that is known for a higher number of underprivileged households and crime.The program is being funded by agricultural companies, private donors, the Community Foundation for Monterey County and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. The City of Salinas also invested $50,000 as part of the initial launch.”