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Welcome to the Timothy Smith Network!

In today's world, understanding how to effectively use a computer and the Internet is critical for people of every age.  It is the key to a better job, a richer life, a stronger community.  Yet too often, those who have not been exposed to the benefits of technology are afraid of it or don't see the role it can play in their lives

At the Timothy Smith Network, we see technology as a tool that creates possibilities, inspires action, and changes lives.

To see a short video on the impact the Timothy Smith Network has had on the people of Roxbury, click the orange image below.


 

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Additional Information Sessions and Classes will be posted as soon as dates are finalized.

For more information, call 617-968-3653. 

                 

Success Stories

Deborah Ansourlian at Hattie B. Cooper Community Center

"Our kids, often at a very young age, confront very difficult decisions about gangs, violence, and drugs.

Since the Timothy Smith Center opened at Hattie B. Cooper Community Center in 2008, there’s been a steady stream of children ages 3 to 13 in our pre-school and after-school programs who have experienced the joy and challenge of using computers.

When our pre-schoolers first start to learn computer skills, there’s usually a high level of frustration with many little voices crying, “Help me, Mr. Jeremy. Help me.” But soon, the kids learn their way around the software programs, with each one experiencing their own “ah ha” moment. Often, they rely on each other when they are stuck.

When a class comes into the computer lab, they’re talking and laughing, but once they hear the instructions, ‘Go to your seat’, a sudden intensity of purpose comes over them. Each child is aware of how quickly their long-awaited computer time passes and is eager to begin using their favorite program. It’s inspiring to see these children realize they are loved and cared for, and they have options.”

- Deborah Ansourlian
Executive Director, Hattie B. Cooper Community Center