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PPL: Launchpad


with Xitlali Cabadas

Calendar Jun 14, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 10 weeks

We will work together to build all the skills we need to thrive. We’ll build  skills we require  to understand our own needs, how to ask for help when we need it and take control of our individual life. The skills to help us understand what our colleagues, clients, and community really need and be able to show them we have what it takes; and lastly, skills we need to understand what is going on in the world and be able to shape our role within our community, family, and ourselves to make a difference.

Attendees of this workshop will be eligible for a raffle prize at the end. They will receive one raffle ticket for every day they attend and complete the day's project. They will have a chances to win more throughout the series. One of the prizes will be a new generation ipad with a pencil and we might have another surprise in stuff AND life skills!? You can't lose!

PPL: Events Unit


with Xitlali Cabadas

Calendar Jun 15, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Be part of the team that designs, plans, and manages events that tie the Digital NEST to the wider community. Learn how to think critically, solve problems, and see a project through from beginning to end alongside a supportive team. You can transfer those skills to become a project manager, event coordinator, or a promoter. Past events coordinated by this team include holiday parties, game days, fashion shows, and movie screenings. In light of the pandemic, we will get the opportunity to think creatively about how people can connect virtually or at a physical distance.

PPL: NESTcorps


with Valentina Velasquez

Calendar Jun 16, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Learn leadership, project management, logistics, and marketing skills while you work on a project that makes a difference in the community! This group started to address the needs that arose from COVID-19, but it will continue to tackle the needs in our community even after the pandemic is over. Past projects include: virtual learning for elementary school students at Ohlone Elementary School, a one-stop website for community resources- especially for the COVID crisis, managing social media to market a fundraiser to help undocumented families, bring awareness to farmworkers as essential workers and advocate for farmworker rights.  

Additional Information: Currently, youth in NESTcorps are working on 3 different projects that focus on social issues regarding public health, mental health, and poverty within our local community. Youth are currently conducting surveys and interviews to gather the perspective of our community. Join us this Summer as we use this data to think of practical solutions to the social issues listed above. Bring your enthusiasm and passion to make a difference! We will assign tasks and responsibilities based on your experience and willingness to learn.

You can ask for community service hours for your work.

PPL: Project Management Meetup


with Xitlali Cabadas

Calendar Jun 17, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Making an idea come to life is a science and an art that anyone can master. You can develop the skills needed to be able to do that with your own projects and projects that require a team. A little time management, goal setting, team management and planning is all you need and you can start off by coming to this meetup. 


Additional Information: All invited, no experience necessary

WIT : Tech Squad


with Mayra Ochoa & Franco Sanchez

Calendar Jun 18, 2021 at 2 pm, runs for 12 weeks


Join Tech Squad, a team that is dedicated to advancing Digital NEST’s mission of providing access to technology for all and helping you break into tech, and careers in tech. Members in Tech Squad learn customer service skills, as well as essential project management and technical skills, to help meet all of our members and staff needs around technology. This summer, Tech Squad will be teaming up with the organization Artists Ink, and lead a collaborative project that will increase internet access to families in Salinas. We will also design and share education resources in digital literacy, and develop a system that will provide ongoing support to struggling families. Tech Squad members will engage in the entire project process, from the initial brainstorming discussions to the final deliverables of our work. Join us and be part of the efforts to improve access to technology in our local communities!


  • We will be using Zoom for virtual teaching. Please make sure you have Zoom installed.
  • We will be using Google Classroom for assignments, so please make sure to have a Google account

Additional Information: 

  • Complete community service hours by working in tech squad
  • Get hands-on experience 
  • Tech Squad is like a club membership and not a class. We will be meeting and discussing things frequently.

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