Category: Blog

The Flagship Clubhouse Visits Google!

by Ishaan P. (Clubhouse Member and Summer Youth Intern) Last Wednesday (June 29th), Flagship Clubhouse members joined their Boys and Girls Club peers and travelled to Kendall Square to visit Google’s iconic Cambridge campus! Organized and led by our college intern, Abby, the tour offered a unique chance to see the innovative organization from the inside! After fueling up on pizza and drinks at the Clubhouse, we walked down to Kendall Square, met our friends from the South Boston Boys...


OPEN HOUSE at the Flagship Clubhouse (Saturday, March 19th)

Join us for an Open House at The Flagship Clubhouse on Saturday, March 19th, from 2pm-5pm! Come produce songs, construct 3D models, create animations and videos, build websites, and much more. Located at the Museum of Science, our FREE after-school program is open on Wed. and Thurs. (2:30pm-7pm), Fri. (2:30pm-8pm), and Sat. (12pm-6pm). Although our program is usually only open to youth, ages 10 to 18, our Open Houses are open to everyone. There's no better way to learn about The...


January is National Mentoring Month

Illustration by Clubhouse member, Alix Flores Did you know that January is National Mentoring Month? We're saluting our mentors here at The Flagship Clubhouse, as well as all mentors across The Clubhouse Network global community. Their work here is so important! Check out the videos below to learn more about some of our mentors and click HERE to find out how you can become a mentor at the Flagship.   Trevor, Flagship Clubhouse Mentor from Flagship Clubhouse on Vimeo. Trevor,...


Celebrating 22 Years of The Clubhouse

Did you know that we recently celebrated our 22nd Clubhouse Anniversary right here at the Museum of Science? The event was packed with Clubhouse members, alumni, mentors, staff and community partners and friends who all came out to celebrate 22 years of creativity, learning, and fun. Check out the slideshow below to ge a taste of the excitement… 


We’re Celebrating Our 22nd Clubhouse Anniversary!

For over two decades, The Clubhouse has been an inspiring place for youth to learn, create, innovate, and collaborate. And now, we CELEBRATE!!! RSVP for our FREE 22nd Anniversary Celebration via Eventbrite or via FaceBook.


OPEN HOUSE at the Flagship! (Saturday, October 17th, 2pm-5pm)

Join us for an Open House on Saturday, October 17th, from 2:00pm-5:00pm at the Computer Clubhouse: an inventor's workshop, music studio, game development lab, sound stage, and more, where youth (ages 10-18) have access to cutting-edge technology and software​. Come produce songs, construct 3D models, create your own animations and videos, build a website, and much more. Located at the Museum of Science, we're open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm to 7:00pm, Fridays from 2:30pm to 8:00pm, and Saturdays from 12:00pm to...


Come celebrate “Happy Cardboard Architecture” on Saturday, October 10th!

  On Saturday, October 10th, join the Flagship Clubhouse as we celebrate Happy Cardboard Architecture as part of the Global Cardboard Challenge! Families are encouraged to come by to design and build their own cardboard buildings, bridges, statues, etc. We provide the cardboard… and YOU provide the creativity. Are you up for the challenge?

We’re back with NEW FALL HOURS at the FLAGSHIP!

The Flagship Clubhouse is up and running with new hours for the fall… Fall Hours (starting September 9, 2015) Wednesday & Thursday 2:30PM – 7:00PM Friday 2:30PM – 8:00PM Saturday 12:00PM – 6:00PM   (Note: The Clubhouse will be closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays)   See you soon!  


The 10th Annual WEST END FEST

Last Saturday, we set up a Happy Cardboard booth at the 10th Annual West End Festival to give the West End Community a little taste of what happens here at the Flagship Clubhouse. Our high school summer intern, Eric, helped lead the event and would like to share some words and pictures with you… This past Saturday, the Flagship Clubhouse showcased our Happy Cardboard at the 10th Annual West End Festival in Boston. "Happy Cardboard" is when we take blank, “sad” cardboard...


WISTIA Field Trip

The Flagship Clubhouse recently visited WISTIA, a video hosting startup. Our high school intern, Jayant, will be guest blogging about the experience. Be sure to take a look at our pictures too! Last week, the Clubhouse took a field trip to Wisita. Wistia is an online video-hosting platform that allows users to use analytics and unique viewing trends. We were given a tour by Laura and Molly, two very enthusiastic and inviting members of the Wisita team. We were shown...


Circuit Stickers Workshop

Our high school intern, Justin, will be guest-blogging today about last week's Circuit Stickers Workshop! Be sure to read what he has to say and check out some photos of the awesome projects that were crafted. Last Monday, MIT Grad student and founder of Chibitronics, Jie Qi, visited the Clubhouse to teach a workshop on her very own invention: Circuit Stickers! Working out of the MIT Media Lab, Jie engineered these nifty circuit components into sticker form which can easily be combined...


Faces at Figment (Slideshow)

This past weekend, The Flagship made a show-stopping appearance at FIGMENT Boston: a festival of interactive community art. Check out our photo slideshow below and read what our high school interns, Jasmine and Kamel, had to say about the event… On Saturday, the Flagship introduced video sensing to Figment Boston, a daytime, and night-time event where there was an abundance of interactive art. Once we started to set up, visitors couldn’t keep away. They were very interested in what was...


Happy Cardboard at “Play Day” (photo slideshow)

This past weekend, the Flagship showcased its Happy Cardboard concept to the attendees of "Play Day" at Lawn on D and also invited the attendees to create their own Happy Cardboard. The results were more fun, colorful and creative than we could have ever imagined. Our high school summer intern, Jayant, took some awesome photos. Check out what he had to say about the event… On Sunday, The Computer Clubhouse hosted Happy Cardboard for Lawn on D's "Play Day." Happy...


Animation Workshop (slideshow)

Yashas, one of our high school summer volunteers will be guest blogging about today's animation workshop with Animatron!  Today, Bryce, Kate, Alissa, and Priyanka from Animatron visited the Flagship Computer Clubhouse to show us their online animation program: Animatron. We logged on to and explored the tools on the website. Our friends from Animatron showed us characters and objects from different themes: Space Travel, Steampunk, and others. We can take their characters and objects and animate them to create a story....


Angie’s Jewelry Workshop (Slideshow)

Our first Jewelry Design Workshop with fashion designer and Clubhouse alum, Angie Brutus, was a complete success. Here are some pictures and some words from our high school summer interns about the event… Today at the Computer Clubhouse Angie Brutus joined us for a jewelry making workshop. We started off the experience talking about the benefits recycling, or upcycling, and the positive effects it can have on our community. These same ideas were incorporated into our creations where we took...


What will YOU create this summer???

Our FREE Summer Program is the perfect way to keep those creative juices flowing throughout the hot summer months. Check us out…


“My Clubhouse Experience” by Keven

Keven, our former Clubhouse Intern, was kind enough to be our guest blogger one last time before he graduated in early June (Congrats, Keven!!!). Here, he discusses his experience interning at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse…      Being a part of the Clubhouse community has been interesting, inspiring, and lots of fun. These past few weeks at the Clubhouse opened my eyes to many different things. I have learned that creativity can be expressed in more ways than I originally thought. Before I knew about the...


The Flagship Visits Animatron!

Today, our intern Jayant from Medford, MA will be guest blogging about our recent trip to Animatron Studios!     Saturday, eight Clubhouse members, including myself, took a field trip to the Animatron studios in Cambridge. Here's how our day went:   Around 10:30, we walked to Animatron, which was only about 5 minutes away from the Museum. Once there, we met in the their conference room and were given a quick introduction to the company and its founder, Dmitry. We...


Scratch Day / Pixar Day

Keven, our high school intern, shares the details on what our Clubhouse members were up to this past weekend. Have a look!     Last Saturday, some Clubhouse members and I attended both Scratch Day at MIT and Pixar Day at the Museum of Science! Both were fun events. Here is how the day went:    As we were waiting for Scratch day to start in the morning, we received cool Scratch stickers and booklets with schedules for the day! As an introduction, many famous projects such as Boot and Cats and other animated music videos were...


Creative Crafting at the Clubhouse (Slideshow)

We don't just do tech at the Clubhouse… Check out these awesome arts and crafts activities that our members came up with! Graffiti art, a box with eyes, and an out-of-this-world pair of shoes. What will YOU come up with? #MakeSomething


A Visit to Harmonix!!!

This past weekend, the Flagship Computer Clubhouse spent a day at Harmonix. Our high school intern, Keven, will be our guest blogger for the day. Check out his account of the recent visit to Harmonix…  We had an amazing trip to Harmonix! They are the makers of many popular music related video games such as Fantasia, Rock Band, and Dance Central. To start the day, we were given an introduction about the company, its history, and the inspiration behind their games. We...


Painting With Light (Slideshow)

Last week, we had fun experimenting with LEDs and long exposure photography at the Flagship. We made lots of cool photos. Here are a few of our masterpieces…


Nail Design Workshop at the Flagship!!! (Slideshow)

A few weeks ago, Clubhouse alum, mentor, and fashion designer, Angie, hosted an impromptu nail design workshop with some of our members from Fenway High School. Although quite unusual, it was a BLAST!


FAMILY GAME DAY & OPEN HOUSE at the Flagship!!! (Saturday, March 21st, 2-5pm)

Swing by the Flagship Computer Clubhouse at the Museum of Science on Saturday from 10:30am-2:00pm for our first Family Game Day: Bagels and Board Games. Breakfast will be provided at 10:30am and board game activities will kick off at 11am. Bring the whole family! Go HERE for more information. After that, join us for an Open House from 2:00pm-5:00pm at the Computer Clubhouse: an inventor's workshop, music studio, game development lab, sound stage, and more, where youth (ages 10-18) have access to cutting-edge...


Bagels & Board Games!

Bagels & Board Games! Saturday, March 21st from 11-2 at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse (Museum of Science). Breakfast (Bagels & OJ/Coffee) at 10:30a. Join the Flagship Computer Clubhouse as they kick off their first family game day! Do you have a game you’d like to make? Come brainstorm and share your ideas with other game enthusiasts. Have a game you need folks to test? Surely you’ll find friends here to playtest your projects! Do you just want to play some...


Photography at the Computer Clubhouse (Slideshow)

Lots of photo and video happening at the Clubhouse lately as we brainstorm projects for Adobe Youth Voices. Go to to learn more and stop by the Clubhouse any Saturday this month to participate. 


Making Bottle Caps at the Flagship (Slideshow)

We spent the weekend making some AWESOME bottle caps out of old comic books. Then, we posted pictures of our work online to share with Clubhouse members all over the world. Have a look!


Character Design Workshop with Boston Arts Academy (Slideshow)

The talented students of Boston Arts Academy stopped by the Flagship for a workshop where we designed our own monster characters. First, we sketched our characters out on paper. Then, we crafted those same characters out of play-dough. Lastly, we modeled our characters in a 3D program Sculptris. Needless to say, there were many awesome and unique creations. 


Media Projects That Matter – Watch Party!!! 12/13 (3–5pm)

This Saturday, we will be hosting a “watch party” of select video projects completed at Clubhouses worldwide that surround the theme of social impact. Projects include PSAs, personal stories, and photo essays made by youth 10-18. Before the viewing, there will be time to explore the Clubhouse and perhaps make a project of your own! This event is free and open to the public (all ages). The event starts at 3pm and the films will start promptly at 4pm (will...

UPDATE: Thanksgiving Hours

The Flagship will be closed Wednesday and Thursday (11/26 and 11/27) for Thanksgiving. See you on Tuesday and Friday!  

21st Clubhouse Anniversary

Celebrate 21 Years @ the Flagship Computer Clubhouse on October 30th!

Join Clubhouse members, mentors, and supporters as we commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Flagship Computer Clubhouse, headquartered at the Museum of Science, Boston! The evening will showcase the talents of Clubhouse members and celebrate 21 years of creativity, learning, and fun!    


Clubhouse Carnival & Fall Hours

Happening TODAY @ the Flagship! Come enjoy games, prizes, face painting, photo booth, & more! Brought to you by the CH summer teen interns. Free! (& bring a friend!) We will also be transitioning to our Fall Hours starting Wednesday September 3rd. Please note we will be CLOSED Tuesday September 2nd. Best of luck to everyone starting school again! Fall Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 2:30-6:30 Friday: 2:30-7:30 Saturday 12:00 –  5:00

Build Night on Thursday!

Come see what happens when Instructables gives the Flagship Computer Clubhouse 800 LEDs and tells us to build anything! It is our long awaited "Build Night Boston"! The event is this THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st and runs from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Snacks and supplies free of charge. This Build Night will feature fun activities and a great community of fun-havers. No skill required! Make sure to RSVP with Jackie ( so we make sure that we have enough snacks. This...

Summer hours: Tuesday – Saturday 1-5 PM!

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far! We’re rocking and rolling through our summer programming and we’re excited to have lot’s of new volunteers and members — we’ve got some great stuff happening, so stay tuned for more updates, photos, videos, and more… ~~ We’re open for creating, making, and designing with our Summer Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 1:00-5:00 PM! We’re also participating in Google Maker Camp this summer as a Maker Camp Affiliate Site, so check out our Flagship Google Plus page...

Clubhouse Closed this Week

We are closed this week July 1st through July 5th for our annual clubhouse cleaning. We will open again with our summer hours on July 8th. Summer Hours are Tuesday through Saturday: 1pm – 5pm. Happy holiday weekend and we can’t wait to see everyone back at the Clubhouse for an exciting summer!      

Thanks for attending Boston Film Festival 2014

Thanks to everyone who came on Friday for our end of year extravaganza and Film Festival! It was a blast to see everyone and celebrate our seniors. Here are a few pictures from the event. More to come with the selected films.

Film Festival + End of Year Extravaganza

Happening at The Flagship Computer Clubhouse this Friday June 13th! The party starts at 5:00 PM in The Flagship Computer Clubhouse, located in the Gordon Wing (ask the Museum’s information desk if you don’t know where to go) in the Museum of Science – Science Park, Boston. Don’t miss out on Chicken Wings from S & S, Veggies, Snacks, and door prizes in The Clubhouse starting around 5:00 PM! There will also be time to check out what’s going on in The Flagship Computer Clubhouse and wish...

Clubhouse Boston Film Festival BFF 2014

We are now accepting submissions for the 2nd Annual Computer Clubhouse Boston Area Film Festival happening on June 13th right here at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse. Submissions are open to BOSTON AREA CLUBHOUSE MEMBERS We are looking for all types of film including animation, narrative, and documentary, however…  Films must be: Less then 10 minutes – “Clubhouse Friendly” – Created in the past academic year  Fill out the submission form linked below for a chance to show your work on the big screen. Submission Form...

Spring Update from The Flagship

We’re excited for this Spring and also looking forward and gearing up for our summer programming starting July 7th. Look out next week for our call for submissions (DUE MAY 23rd) for our CLUBHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL being hosted on JUNE 13th! Check out some of our photos below and stop by The Flagship Computer Clubhouse Tuesday-Thursday 2:30 – 6:30 PM, Friday 2:30 – 7:30 PM, Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 PM!

Adobe Youth Voices Showcase

This past Saturday in March was the Winter AYV (Adobe Youth Voices) Showcase here at The Flagship Computer Clubhouse. Five talented young filmmakers showcased their work and discussed their inspiration and process. The reception afterwards gave everyone a chance to meet and talk about the video projects. These films are posted to The Flagship Computer Clubhouse YouTube channel for your enjoyment — so what are you waiting for, click the link below! These films along with the Fall AYV work are currently being submitted to the...

Plenty of good news + fun times happening at the Flagship!

THIS SATURDAY, we’re having our AYV showcase event, ‘Telling Untold Stories’. Open to friends & family, the show starts at 3:00 PM. –> Our 5 teen participants have dedicated much time & energy to create their beautiful projects, so join us as we celebrate their hard work! Last week, we ended our 2nd season of our Start Making! program for girls, ages 10-13. It was a five week program that involved LED crafting, programming, play-doh, and more! We also had our...

Flagship Spring Update

Hello from The Flagship! We’ve had a lot going on between February and March… our friends from the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network in Australia visited us recently to get ideas for a new Computer Clubhouse they’re starting up. Making electronic postcards (w/LEDs as part of Intel’s Start Making!), T-shirt designs, 3-D printed models, vinyl-cut stickers, Scratch games, video projects (for AYV), and digital illustrations are just some of the amazing & creative things coming out of The Flagship these days, so check out...

Photos from The Flagship Clubhouse

Lots of exciting stuff happening here at the Flagship! A few highlights: ​Several Members & Volunteers have been designing some seriously cool shirts, with thanks to some inspiration/participation at our 3-day t-shirt intensive! Folks are Scratch-in up a storm with our new touch-screen computers! Adobe Youth Voices participants are in the beginning stages of their warm-fuzzy inducing projects! Members visited Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and got to hang out with a few awesome designers and technologists! We kicked off another season...

Thanks Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the field trip!

Thanks Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the great field trip last week! We got to learn about publishing & educational technology and had lots of fun too… We took a tour of their offices, checked out their historical exhibit, and got to hear inspirational stories from some of their staff!

School Vacation Week: LEGOs, #ReelTalk, Field Trip

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Flagship! An update for next week — We’ve got a LEGO design and build day on Wednesday. LEGO building and creating will happen all day, so come play! On Thursday we’ve got #ReelTalk and we will be showing “Man on Wire” which starts at 5:00 PM. Friday we’re taking a field trip to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt — a local publisher in Boston, to check out their space. If you’re interested sign up below.

Update! Intel Start Making! for Girls on Saturdays Feb 22-Mar 22

The Flagship Computer Clubhouse is excited to offer the second season of our FREE Saturday program for 10-14 year old girls: Intel’s Start Making! We’ve changed the dates of this Saturday program to start February 22nd – March 22nd from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse, located at the Museum of Science, Boston. To register, you can sign up below: The deadline to register is February 19th, on a first-come, first-served basis. Spots filled up...

Announcing registration for our winter series of Intel’s Start Making! for Girls and Adobe Youth Voices – AYV Programs!

Intel’s Start Making! for Girls WHAT IT IS: Intel’s Start Making! Program consists of five sessions that introduce youth to the basics of circuitry, coding, crafting, and engineering through fun activities and “open make” self-designed projects. Girls ages 10-14 work closely with adult volunteers to explore and create at the Clubhouse! WHEN IS IT: Our program runs every Saturday, 10 am-1 pm, from Feb. 15th to March 15th. We ask that participants attend all sessions. HOW TO REGISTER: Parents and/or...

Proletariat visits the Flagship CC!

Last Saturday the Flagship was packed for our game design workshop, hosted by Cambridge’s Proletariat Inc., a nearby indie game design company! Proletariat artists & reps Damon, Lauren & Kristen came by to talk about the work they do at their studio, and even showed a preview of their latest game World Zombination!! Afterwards, the team led Clubhouse Members & Mentors in a hands-on workshop where we watched our drawn characters come to life on Maya via character skinning. Characters...

Winter Work @ The Clubhouse

Update: We are hosting a GAME DESIGN WORKSHOP, featuring folks from Cambridge’s Proletariat Inc.! Meet & work with real game designers THIS SATURDAY, 2-5 PM January 25, at the Flagship! Sign up here! Here’s a small sampling of photos featuring the different projects, media, and art being created recently at the Flagship Clubhouse in a slideshow below:

Recent Happenings

Happy New Year everyone! The clubhouse has been bustling with creative energy this past month.  Here are some exciting pictures for you to enjoy. Stay tuned for more events and updates from the FlagshipCC.

Snow Days at the Computer Clubhouse: CLOSED Thursday & Friday

Happy New Year! Due to the storm we will be closed Thursday January 2nd and Friday January 3rd [updated]. Look for further updates on Facebook and Twitter. Stay warm and safe everyone! We should be open on Saturday, as usual! 12-5… hope to see you there! – Flagship CC

Clubhouse Holiday Hours!

Holiday schedule: CLOSED Dec 24th – 26th.  Open Friday the 27th (2:30-7:30), and Saturday the 28th (12-5)! CLOSED Dec 31st & January 1st. We’ll resume normal scheduling Thursday, January 2nd. Thanks and have a great week!

ED Makers: A Day in Recap

This past Saturday the Clubhouse teamed up with  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to put on EdMakers: Reimagining  your Education Experience. This exciting event involved over 20 youth from both the Flagship and Blue Hill Computer Clubhouses. After arriving and breaking into three teams, the youth set to work brainstorming and prototyping solutions to educational challenges. One team focused on wearable technology, creating an LED lit glove and bracelet to avoid falling asleep in class. Another created an interactive role playing game to help focus...

SATURDAY! EdMakers: Reimagining your Education Experience

Join us in celebrating a day of creating! This Saturday, Dec 7th, the Flagship Computer Clubhouse is partnering with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for a day-long event like never before! Participants will be spending the day designing and prototyping an array of creations that highlight educational challenges that impact their everyday school experiences. The event begins at 10a, with a presentation of work at 4p. Clubhouse family & friends are invited to attend the afternoon showcase. Interested in participating? The last...

This week in the Clubhouse

Join us this Thursday 4:30-8pm for Insights and Innovations: Youth Speak through Media and Technology. The Massachusetts Cultural Council is marking 20 years of grantmaking through the YouthReach Initiative and is kicking off its yearlong celebration with a showcase at the Intel Computer Clubhouse! Stop by to see youth run demos, watch short films and enjoy some great food. In the mean time enjoy these pictures of the clubhouse.

AYV Showcase

  Join us this Saturday November 16th from 3 – 5pm for the Abode Youth Voices Showcase. Hear from this Fall’s AYV directors and watch the premiere of their short films. Snacks and drinks provided. Only at the Flagship CC!

Upcoming Events

Come join us at the clubhouse for an LED Workshop on October 31st and create your own trick-or-treating accessories! On November 1st stop by the Halloween Party from 5-8pm for Costumes, Games, and Candy! The Adobe Youth Voices Showcase will happen on November 16th from 3-5pm. Come watch short films from this Falls AYV program.  On November 21st join MCC and the Intel Computer Clubhouse network for Insights and innovations: Youth Speak through Media and Technology. The event will run...

Meet A Member

Each Friday we will interview a member of the clubhouse to hear their thoughts and discover what projects their working on. Today, we interviewed Jasmine – Age: 13 1. How did you hear about the Clubhouse and why did you join? My mom works at the Museum and when I visited the Clubhouse for the first time, I thought it looked really cool, so I wanted to join. 2. What is your favorite thing about the Clubhouse? I like the...

20th Anniversary Recap!

The Flagship turned 20 yesterday and to celebrate, we hosted a fun-filled party with Clubhouse staff, some of our members, other Clubhouses, and friends! We had live performances showcasing our talented members, a few speeches were made, and we enjoyed an awesome cake shaped like a computer. Thanks to all who showed up to support 20 amazing years. Here’s to many more!  

Come join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Next Thursday, October 24th, please join the Flagship in celebrating 20 years of creativity, learning and fun! Event will begin at 5pm, with the ceremonial cake cutting at 6pm! There will be a variety of activities to explore and several demonstrations throughout the night showcasing the fabulous work of our Clubhouse Members. This event is open to friends & family of Clubhouse Members and supporters. We hope you can join us! RSVP here:

A Two Minute Taste of Summer in the Flagship Computer Clubhouse

[youtube=] As my last day as the AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse, I would like to sign off with a brief video of the awesome projects that youth have been making this summer. It’s been an influential year and I’m grateful to have been part of the amazing Computer Clubhouse community. I would like to welcome in the new Massachusetts Promise Fellow, Ben Morrow, who will start at the Flagship the week of August 5th. He...

A Day of Clubhouse Funovation. Brought to you by the MIT Media Lab!

Last Friday a group of Clubhouse members, volunteers, and interns took a trip to the MIT Media Lab to participate in several workshops that were driven by the interests of Clubhouse youth.  The Flagship Computer Clubhouse, South Boston Boys and Girls Club Computer Clubhouse, and Jordan Boys and Girls Club Computer Clubhouse all participated in these awesome workshops.  From fashion design to interactive chess to build your own speakers to story telling; the youth learned new skills and innovated information. They...

Super Summer in the Clubhouse

The super summer has begun in the Flagship Computer Clubhouse. We are already in our second week of the Summer Entrepreneurship Program.  Our awesome interns, Ashley, Manny, Kurtis, and Eric have chosen different Clubhouses from around the world as muses to create a variety of projects using new and innovative technology.  They have the freedom to “make” with the 3-D printer, button-making machine, a T-shirt press, and many other forms of creative technology within the Clubhouse space.  The theme of the...

Boston Computer Clubhouse Film Festival & End of the Year Party Playback

Visit to watch the selected youth media showcased at the first Boston Computer Clubhouse Film Festival. Last night Computer Clubhouse youth media makers, family, friends, and community members came together to celebrate the end of the school year, 2013 Computer Clubhouse graduates, and youth media created over the past academic year.  It was a boisterous night filled with button making, photo booth fun, and the Makey-Makey version of whackamole.  The night culminated with the Boston Computer Clubhouse Film Festival.  The following movies were...

You are invited to the Boston Computer Clubhouse Film Festival!

  Join us in celebrating and showcasing Boston Computer Clubhouse youth media made over the past academic year this Friday!  From a documentary on love stories, to an action comedy about paranormal investigators, to getting a glance into Hinduism, come and watch what the talented Boston Computer Clubhouse youth have created.  There will be a brief Q&A with the Computer Clubhouse youth media makers after the festival.    For more question contact ellen daoust

June Jubilation in the Computer Clubhouse

The past week has been filled with exciting and new Clubhouse activities.  In preparation for the Computer Clubhouse Summer Entrepreneurship Program, we have received a professional button maker and a new and functioning 3-D printer.  Clubhouse members have already created witty and ridiculously awesome projects.  From 3-D printed rings, to buttons marketing our own Clubhouse member’s music production group R.O.M.E., the creativity has been flowing all around.  Check out some of the projects showcased above.  There will be more awesometacular youth created projects this summer. Beyond the numerous projects that have been...

Last week to submit your media to the Boston Clubhouse Film Festival

Attention Clubhouse members:  This is the last week to submit your work to the Boston Clubhouse Film Festival.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase the amazing work you’ve done since the fall.  We are having the festival on June 28 at the Museum of Science in Chaners Theater. Click here to submit your work.  Check out below for guidelines. Video must be less than 10 minutes “Clubhouse-Friendly” Created within the past academic year (Sept-June) To be eligible, you must submit your...

Clubhouse Jams in June

Last Friday the Clubhouse took another awesome adventure into Cambridge.  Thanks to Computer Clubhouse mentor and volunteer Muazzez, Clubhouse members were able to visit the control center for Nasa’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.  The Chandra telescope allows scientists from around the world to obtain X-ray images of exotic environments to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe.  Dr. Michael Juda gave Clubhouse members and mentors a tour around the facilities.  He walked us through the production of the Chandra X-ray Telescope...

C2C Comin’ @ Ya’

Clubhouse members and mentors took an adventure out to Cambridge last Friday to check out Cambridge Access Television.  Neha Agrawal, Youth Media Coordinator at CCTV and guest speaker from the Adobe Youth Voices Documentary Volunteer Internship, gave an awesome tour of CCTV’s facilitates.  Clubhouse members learned the resources available to them at their local access television stations.  They are able to take out equipment, have their own television show, radio show, and take a variety of classes on media production. ...

Submit Your Media Today: Boston Clubhouse Film Festival

Computer Filmhouse Members, get pumped!  The Flagship will be hosting a film festival featuring work from Clubhouse Members around the Boston area.  Now is the time to submit your work to be showcased at the Museum of Science in Chaners Theater on June 28th. [wpvideo 7l3EFEAA] The only guidelines are that: Video must be less than 10 minutes “Clubhouse-Friendly” Created within the past academic year (Sept-June) To be eligible, you must submit your media before June 17. Submit your work here or...

May Making in the Clubhouse

So far May has been a “month of making” in the Clubhouse.  The Universal Design Workshops continue with some innovative and creative projects.  Manny, Eric, Santa, and Hughey are fully fleshing out their projects that are centered around making games for youth that have difficulty seeing.  Project range from games with the Makey-Makey using sound recognition, to texturized rubik’s cubes, to games that deal with figuring out the scents of food. Our two wonderful Fenway Highschool interns have been working hard creating...

Hot off the press: Flagship Clubhouse Members are finalist for the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards

Two of our Clubhouse Members, Khoa Truong and Sarah Lynch, have made it into the finalist round for the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards.        Sarah Lynch’s project in the finalist category of documentary can be found here. Khoa Truong’s project in the finalist category of animation can be found here. Since they are in the Finalist round, the projects are now eligible for the 1st, 2nd, and/or Audience Award prizes. The Audience Award is given away in each category...

Clubhouse is back open

The Clubhouse is back in action today.  We are open normal hours this upcoming week.  Tuesday-Thursday we are open from 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday from 2:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and Saturday noon-5:00 p.m. Jackie and Ellen learned some awesome stuff this past week at the Annual Conference.  Be sure to ask them to show you pictures and teach you the new tech and art they learned!  Check out a sneak peek of what went down this week in the gallery above.

Reminder: Clubhouse is CLOSED this week

Hi Clubhouse Members! Friendly reminder that the Clubhouse is closed this week.We will re-open on Saturday, May 4th at noon. Ellen & Jackie are off learning cool things and will be reporting back soon.We miss you already!

Clubhouse Hip Hoppin’ Happenings

The Clubhouse Beat can only tell a small tale of all the cool happenings at the Clubhouse over the past two weeks. C2C News In C2C news, the wonderful fashion designer and Clubhouse Alumna Angie Brutus came in on Friday April 12 to talk about her journey as a designer, how the Clubhouse has supported her and offered awesome advice to Clubhouse members in the pursuit of creative endeavors The Clubhouse went on a field trip last Wednesday to Emerson College where Clubhouse...

Clubhouse CLOSED today, Friday April 19th

The Clubhouse will be closed today, Friday 4/19 due to public safety concerns in the Boston area. Please stay indoors and stay safe. We are scheduled to reopen Saturday at noon. If you are struggling with the events of the past week, we can help.Email Jackie (jgonzalez [at] and she can provide you with options. <3

Stay Strong Boston

The Flagship Computer Clubhouse would like to send thoughts out to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. Also ATTENTION Clubhouse Members.  Our Tour of Emerson College got bumped up to 3:30p.m. so we will be leaving the Clubhouse at 3:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Members Present @ Fenway High Project Week & Girls’ Day @ the Clubhouse Tomorrow!

On Monday April 8, 2013 Clubhouse members Manny, Eric, Khao and Laura presented their social justice media projects at the Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Community College for Fenway High School’s Project Week.  In a large gym filled with over 150 Fenway High freshman, sophomores, and juniors, the Clubhouse members confidently rocked their presentations.  The theme of Fenway High’s project week is volunteering and civic engagement in your community.  Each Clubhouse member was a great example of this theme by volunteering their time over 7...

Media Showcase Recap & Amazing April Happenings

Computer Clubhouse members Manny, Eric, Laura, and Khoa did a stellar job this past Saturday presenting their Social Justice Media Projects.  Their final works will be posted later this week.  In the mean time they are preparing to present their work again on Monday April 8 for Fenway Highschool’s Project Week at the Reggie Lewis Center. Clubhouse mentor Maggie Georgieva wrote an inspiring blog post about the day which you can read at The Clubhouse has an amazing April in store with busy...

MassArt Field Trip Recap & Upcoming Showcase

This past Friday the Clubhouse went on a field trip to Massachusetts College of Art & Design.  We had a fantastic time! It was a whirlwind of learning.  We saw dark rooms for exposing photos, glass making, video production, painting studios, graphic design spaces, metal workshops, kilns, ceramic making, jewelry making, and loads of other creative endeavors. We even were able to see an art exhibition from the Dynamic Media Institute.  Clubhouse members learned about the requirements to get into MassArt and the required academic...

C2C News: Field Trip to Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Love art, photography, videography, graphic design?  Wonder what it would be like to study it professionally?  Cool, us too!  Join us for a field trip to Massachusetts College of Art and Design this Friday March 22.  We are meeting at the Clubhouse at 3:15 p.m. and we will travel together to Mass Art for a 4:00 p.m. tour.  This is an awesome opportunity, so please take advantage!   For questions contact Clubhouse-to-College/Career Fellow Ellen Daoust at

Marchin’ to our own beat @ the Computer Clubhouse

Life in the Clubhouse is humming along as usual.  This past Friday Jason Pramas photographer and editor at Open Media Boston came to the Clubhouse despite the March snow.  Several Clubhouse members braved the weather and made it in for some music making and cookies.  Insightful and engaging, Jason spoke with Clubhouse regulars Laura and Omar about the history of journalism and the awesome but sometimes difficult reality of pursuing a career in the creative field.  Jason offered to come back when the weather...

The Clubhouse is open today Friday March 8

The snow won’t stop us!  The Clubhouse is still open today Friday March 8 until 7:30 p.m.  We are also still planning on having the talented photographer and editor of Open Media Boston Jason Pramas come in as our guest C2C speaker. So come one, come all [safely of course] to the Computer Clubhouse today! Get out of the snow, warm up, create, learn and hang out!  

March Madness in the Clubhouse

The past couple weeks have been buzzing in the Clubhouse. Adobe Youth Voices Social Justice Media Workshop Recently we kicked off the Adobe Youth Voices Social Justice Media Workshops.  This past Saturday a group of MIT student volunteers from the MIT Office of Minority Education visited the Clubhouse and helped workshop participants in the pre-production of their projects.  Each of the Clubhouse workshop participants sat down with the MIT students 1:1 to discuss how to add intention, creativity, and originality in their work....

Happy Valentine’s Day Clubhouse Community!

In the Valentine’s day spirit we want to remind you to keep the love alive.  Take the time to revisit one of our youth volunteer’s video project’s “We Are One” by Sarah Lynch.  Love…it’s what connects us all. [wpvideo tHTmUH1b] Also, check out this sweet tweet ring craft made by Clubhouse Manager Jackie Gonzalez. Happy Valentine’s Day!

February Vacation Hours & C2C Field Trip to Boston ROCK

Ahoy Clubhouse Community!  We hope that you survived the blizzard of 2013 and are ready to get back into the Clubhouse groove.  We are now open for business and we’ll keep you up to date on rescheduled activities. In the meantime there are two important happenings to be aware of. UNO Clubhouse hours will change for February vacation from Tuesday 2/19- Friday 2/22.  We will be open from 1:00pm-5:00pm. DOS We will be going on a sweet field trip February Vacation.  Woo hoo!...

Clubhouse Closed Friday February 8 and Saturday February 9

Hola Clubhouse Community!  The Clubhouse will be closed today because of the impending snow storm.  C2C activities and the origami par-tay will be rescheduled for a later date. remember to keep the creativity flowing on your day off. “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep.” -Scott Adams

Snow Snow Snow

Before coming to the Clubhouse on Friday February 8 and Saturday February 9 please check to see if the Museum of Science is open.  Anticipate scheduled activities for Friday and Saturday to be rescheduled for a later date in February.  Stay safe Clubhouse community!

5 Awesome Clubhouse Happenings this February and Beyond

1. Harmless Hacking The Clubhouse has been harmlessly hacking and do it yourself crafts never looked so daringly doable.  From stashing a flash drive in a cassette to housing a USB in a lego, the Clubhouse has been making, tweaking, and hacking our way into challenging projects.  A Makey Makey project involving marshmallows and Gravity Guy is taking way, along with a game of Valentine Operation and a Makey Makey Lego Piano.  Don’t believe us?  Check out the projects this...

Urban Arts Showcase Playback

Last Friday we had our Urban Arts Showcase hosted by Computer Clubhouse interns Geo and Wilkins.  The energy was incredible and the talent was beyond impressive. In one night the Computer Clubhouse turned into a stage for spoken word, spitting beats, musical entertainment, and popping hip hop dance.  The event was youth led and organized.  It was empowering to see the talent and collaborations that came out of the night.  Members transformed the Clubhouse into their own performance space.  They...

Urban Arts Showcase This Friday & Clubhouse Events

"It's a show, it's an event, but don't worry…there will be time to socialize." -Wilkins, Co-Event Planner for the Urban Arts Showcase & Intern at the Computer Clubhouse This past week the Clubhouse got a visit from Real Men Read, an organization that pairs male role models from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) with students throughout the Boston area.  The students from Real Men Read fit right into the Clubhouse groove.  These intelligent young men hopped into cool project including cartooning themselves...

The Clubhouse is Jamin’ in January

Attention clubhouse members Clubhouse hours are now running on their regular schedule. Clubhouse to College…Clubhouse to Career….Where do I go from here?! Come in this Friday, January 4th and vote where you would like the next C2C field trip to be.  The world is our oyster! You can also virtually vote here: [polldaddy poll=6806256] January brings some incredible events and guest speakers.  On Friday January 11th the Computer Clubhouse will have the talented Corey Corcoran come in to talk about his...