The Computer Clubhouse provides a creative and safe after-school learning environment where young people from under-served communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. Established in 1993 by The Computer Museum (now part of the Museum of Science, Boston) in collaboration with the MIT Media Laboratory, the Computer Clubhouse helps youth acquire the tools necessary for personal and professional success.
The goal of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network is to proliferate the highly successful Clubhouse learning approach and establish it as a replicable model for technology learning. Using the "original" Clubhouse as a model, the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network currently supports over 100 Computer Clubhouses around the world, providing thousands of youth with access to resources, skills, and experiences to help them succeed in their careers, contribute to their communities, and lead outstanding lives.
In 1997 the Museum's Clubhouse program won the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation , recognizing that the program has made a difference in the lives of the people it serves, and serves as a model that others can learn from. In 1999 Intel Corporation announced its support for the establishment of 100 Intel Computer Clubhouses in under-served communities worldwide. Other funders and sponsors have also joined forces to support the Computer Clubhouse program around the world. To learn more, visit the Network Information page.