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.

TSN Black History Month CelebrationFeb 19, 2019Please join us Saturday February 23 from 1-3pm for an aspiring program celebrating the achievements of Black Innovators in Technology! View flyer for more details!

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TSN Black History Month CelebrationFeb 19, 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..]

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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."

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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

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3D Printing & DesignApr 05, 2018