Changing lives through the power of technology
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.

Below is a photo slideshow which shows the support & experiences of our centers, partners, supporters and the people of Roxbury.

'Androids, Basic Computers, & Tech Goes Home Workshop'Apr 10, 2019

This Androids, Basic Computers, & Tech Goes Home workshop is geared for seniors who are interested in taking a computer course, but lack the comfort in computer literacy.

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'Androids, Basic Computers, & Tech Goes Home Workshop'Apr 10, 2019
‘Introduction to Word 2016’Apr 02, 2019This ‘Introduction to Word 2016’ training class is designed for students new to Microsoft Word using Windows. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm-3pm at The Dewitt Center.
‘Introduction to Word 2016’Apr 02, 2019
’From the Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity’Mar 12, 2019’From the Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity’ Executive Director, Milton Irving, will be a guest speaker at @Harvard University— Thursday, March 14 @10:30am. Hope to see you there!
’From the Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity’Mar 12, 2019
Black History Month CelebrationMar 01, 2019On February 23rd TSN and Freedom hosted a Black History Month Celebration. The audience listened to a panel of local tech and entrepreneur experts discuss their journey of becoming technologists and business owners and the importance of technology within this day and age. TSN presented Tech Pioneer awards to April Inniss, MD founder of eekMD and Pastor Bruce Wall, founder of Boston Praise Radio & TV Network. Ritchie Rinchet, a junior at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, was honored with TSN’s Academic Award.
Black History Month CelebrationMar 01, 2019
Mbadika Laboratory–Workshop Series at Hawthorne Youth & Community CenterFeb 28, 2019During February School Vacation, in collaboration with the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center (HYCC) and the Timothy Smith Network (TSN), Mbadika brought back it’s mLab–Mbadika Laboratory–Workshop Series to Roxbury’s youth at the HYCC. This mLab February Vacation Workshop, in honor of Black History Month, focused on celebrating the African American Inventors, Scientists, and Engineers whose ideas have improved our everyday lives. Participants selected an African American Innovator to celebrate via a clothing accessory using the knowledge and tools they obtained during the course of the week. The program culminated with participants sharing their designs with their peers.
Mbadika Laboratory–Workshop Series at Hawthorne Youth & Community CenterFeb 28, 2019
BPS Parent University Boston Little CodersFeb 26, 2019BPS Parent University Boston Little Coders in collaboration with Timothy Smith Network, Mbadika, and Tech Goes Home. Through this STEM/STEAM Program Pre-K students and parents learn about coding, robotics, technology, art, and engineering. Seventeen families got to explore Scratch Jr and other coding activities during the February vacation week.
BPS Parent University Boston Little CodersFeb 26, 2019
Microsoft Excel Training CourseFeb 22, 2019

The Timothy Smith Network (TSN) and the Boston Public School Office of External Affairs organized a series of professional development workshops for over 100 BPS students. These students will participate in STEM internships this summer via the Private Industry Council (PIC).

TSN as the lead partner developed a Microsoft Excel Training Workshop along with the Roxbury Innovation Center (Host partner) and IncluDe Innovation (Training Assistant Partner), this workshop will help better prepare BPS students to have a successful internship experience by providing them with both the technical and executive skills they need to thrive.
Microsoft Excel Training CourseFeb 22, 2019
BDA SPRING 2019 ENROLLMENT!Feb 22, 2019It’s Official!

The Boston Design Academy is now recruiting for its Spring 2019 8th/ 9th grade cohort at The Boston Public Library Teens in collaboration with The Timothy Smith Network and Mbadika.

Do you know a Boston Public Schools students interested in exploring design? Encourage them to apply!

[FOR MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY CLICK HERE!]

#OurDesignOurFuture
BDA SPRING 2019 ENROLLMENT!Feb 22, 2019
MLAB Presents: LEGO MOVIE 2 GENERAL MAYHEM COOKIE CUTTERSFeb 19, 2019

First, everything was awesome...now, everything is sweet mayhem!

LEGO fans of all ages have been waiting in sweet anticipation for the latest LEGO Movie, ‘LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’, featuring a whole cast of new villains including Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (Tiffany Haddish) and General Sweet Mayhem (Stephanie Beatriz).

In this mLab Episode, we design a Cookie Cutter inspired by the villain, General Mayhem, from the LEGO Movie 2 using a 3D Printer in order to create General Mayhem Shortbread Cookies using Autodesk Sketchbook and Fusion 360. In addition, mLab takes a Field Trip to the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center (HYCC) in Boston, MA in order to explore a mLab Workshop in which participants create an Aquaman Trident that glows in the dark. [READ MORE..]

[TO WATCH THE FULL MLAB EPISODE CLICK HERE!]

MLAB Presents: LEGO MOVIE 2 GENERAL MAYHEM COOKIE CUTTERSFeb 19, 2019
City of Boston Press ReleaseJan 30, 2019"I'm excited to announce an initiative that will provide our future leaders, innovators, and engineers with the tools to explore and create through STEAM learning," said Mayor Walsh. "Our students are familiarizing themselves with the most advanced technology available, and with the help of many of our committed partners, students will be prepared to enter the workforce with the experience and skills needed to succeed."

"The Boston Design Academy is offering education and training in the design field that is not readily available or accessible to youth," said Milton Irving, Executive Director of Timothy Smith Network. "By working with experienced professionals and tools of the trade, we are preparing them to enter the future of work."

[Read Article Here!]

City of Boston Press ReleaseJan 30, 2019
F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League 2018Jan 30, 2019The Littleton Robotics FIRST LEGO league Qualifier was held on December 1, 2018. Here's a look at our students who participated in this years qualifier. The students placed in 17th place of 24 teams on their first try! We are so proud, great job team!
F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League 2018Jan 30, 2019
The Boston Design AcademyJan 29, 2019The Timothy Smith Network was the lead partner with Boston Public Schools and Microsoft-- who together launched the Boston Design Academy. Over the 2018 summer for 5 weeks, 12 youths participated in a design pathways program focused on product design. They used design principles, virtual reality, simulations, and a variety of other technologies. In result, participants were able to unpack the potential design brings to their future. In a project showcase on October 12, TSN, The City of Boston, Boston Public Schools, and NASA recognized the 12 BPS students for their achievements over the summer with the Boston Design Academy.
The Boston Design AcademyJan 29, 2019
3D Printing & DesignApr 05, 2018As simple as it may seem. Within the 60 seconds of mLab's (Mbadika Laboratory) video using Tinkercad and a #3DPrinter - students and viewers are exposed to a full STEAM curriculum of; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math. More programs in which TSN is starting to offer more of will expose participants to a full STEM/STEAM curriculum along with using state-of-the-art equipment. For more STEM & STEAM offerings click the following link --> www.TimothySmithNetwork.org/classes

To watch full video click the following --> [YouTube]

3D Printing & DesignApr 05, 2018