The Timothy Smith Network, in partnership with various community organizations, provides comprehensive technology services to residents of the greater Roxbury community. People of all ages have access to state of the art computer technology and to programs as rich in diversity as the neighborhood the network serves. These programs build the capacity of the people of Roxbury as they acquire the knowledge and skills critical to success in our increasingly technology-driven world.
Since 1997, the Timothy Smith Fund, managed and funded by the City of Boston Trust Office, has authorized grants totaling $1,750,000 to community-based non-profit organizations in Greater Roxbury for the creation of 39 computer learning and educational centers. The centers are located in a variety of social service agencies, health centers, community development corporations, standalone community technology centers, and faith-based organizations throughout the Greater Roxbury area.
All TSN sites receive technological upgrades through the year 2019 ensuring that their equipment remains state-of-the-art. With this as the base, the TSN is working to strengthen the TSN sites by assisting them to implement strategies and standards for developing and sustaining their operations and for improving the efficiency, scale and quality of their programs.
The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts is an active member and serves on the TSN Steering Committee in an executive capacity.