Camfield Estates Technology Center
The Camfield Estates Technology,
a MassIMPACT affiliated Neighborhood Network Center, is a resident
governed technology learning lab focused on bringing innovative
and high-impact technological training and instruction to residents
in the lower Roxbury area of Boston. The
Center has many collaborations to support its strong digital
media program, focusing on Digital Storytelling and Digital Music.
In addition, the Center serves as CISCO Network Academy, affording
lower Roxbury residents the opportunity to receive CCNA instruction
at nominal cost.
The Center, started in 1999 as part of the MassHousing's
Demonstration/Disposition program, has received many commendations
during its existence. Since opening its doors, the Center has
served over 700 participants, offering up a selection of courses
and programs in A+ prep, Academic Assistance, Computer Networking,
Internet Operations, Digital Media, Job Productivity, Community
Open Access, Operating Systems, and Computer Animation.
the Center enjoys a strong cadre of collaborations that allow
it to effectively reach beyond its original focus of Camfield
Estates residents. It maintains affiliations with CISCO, MassIMPACT,
MIT, the Berklee School of MUSIC, Northeastern University, and
a host of other local institutions.
Members actively use the
center to create websites for businesses, gain the instruction
needed to enter a technical field, create and record music for
personal and professional use, enhance office productivity skills,
etc. The Center has and continues to play an active part in moving
one community forward to better tomorrow.