digital nest

Posted on Jan 05, 2018
Announcements and Reminders
Next Thursday the 11th is the board meeting at 11:00 and the following Thursday is the foundation board meeting.
John Fisher announced that Richard is the recipient of his second thousand dollar pin.
Michelle announced that Friday April 13th will be the date for roasting Bruce McPherson.  The first fundraising meeting is to determine whether we will focus on one non-profit or fund our ongoing community programs
Win spoke about the President’s dinner. He told us there were only 20 new cases of polio last year.. a huge accomplishment for Rotary International. We are also going to start tracking our volunteer hours.
Our club will be helping to paint the Santa Cruz Homeless Services Center in the upcoming year. Stay tuned for more details.
Dr. Art announced that the flu epidemic has come to California and it is still possible to get a flu shot.
Sandra reminded us the RYLA applications will be out soon. Let her know if you are aware of Soquel and Aptos high school kids who might be interested.
 
 
Jacob Martinez from Digital Nest was our speaker today. They have recently added a second center and are now in Salinas as well as Watsonville. 1700 kids have now participated in their program since its inception 3 years ago.  This is one of the projects funded by Capitol Aptos Rotary through our community grants program.
 
 
 
Jacob Martinez from Digital Nest was our speaker today. They have recently added a second center and are now in Salinas as well as Watsonville. 1700 kids have now participated in their program since its inception 3 years ago.  This is one of the projects funded by Capitol Aptos Rotary through our community grants program.
Mr. Martinez explained that Digital Nest is a career training program. As part of the program they hire their own youth who then provide technical assistance to programs in the community. He showed us some of the videos they have produced and described the work that went into it. Among other clients, they have worked for UCSC, Driscoll, Campa and Lakeside Organics as well as other companies. Many of these are websites but they also do marketing videos.
Mr. Martinez also told us some inspiring stories about what students have achieved through the program, including a girls coding club from Aptos High School. During the next three years they are working on sustainability and the special niche that Digital Nest can help to fill.
For more information or if you have work that they can do, see digitalnest.org.