A quick snapshot of our 20 year history:
1993 The 1st Computer Clubhouse opens at The Computer Museum (now a part of the
1994 A Girls’ Day (gender equity) program is established.
1996 Based on growing community interest, the Reebok Foundation provides funding for a 2nd Computer Clubhouse at the Blue Hill Avenue Boys & Girls Club in
1997 Computer Clubhouses are established internationally in Europe and
The Clubhouse-to College/Clubhouse-to-Career (C2C) Program is launched.
The Computer Clubhouse wins the Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Innovation.
2000 Intel becomes title sponsor of the program with a commitment to bring the number of Clubhouses around the world to 100.
The “Flagship” Computer Clubhouse moves to the
Adobe Systems, Autodesk, Macromedia, Hewlett-Packard, LEGO Systems, and Haworth Furniture, Inc. sign on as Network sponsors.
2001 By the end of 2001, 49 Computer Clubhouses are located in 9 countries around the world.
2002 Youth leaders from Clubhouses across the globe gather in
The National Science Foundation provides funding to the Clubhouse Network to start Hear Our Voices girls programs at 20 Clubhouses.
2003 Corel signs on as a global sponsor of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network.
2004 The Intel Foundation begins funding C2C Scholarships for youth.
2005 By the end of 2005, 100 Computer Clubhouses are now located in 20 countries across the globe.
A celebration of the 100th Computer Clubhouse is held in
2008 Adobe Systems partners with the Clubhouse Network to offer the Adobe Youth Voices program of media-making and self-expression to 25 Computer Clubhouses.
The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network celebrates 15 years of building pathways to success for over 25,000 youth per year through skill-building, self-expression, and creativity.
The 100th Clubhouse-to-College Scholarship is awarded and the first STEM scholarship was awarded to Abdul Hassan, member of the SWICN Computer Clubhouse in Dublin, Ireland.
2011 The Clubhouse Village is redesigned to allow for greater online collaboration and interaction between international Clubhouses.
Best Buy becomes a Network sponsor and implementation partner for four new Clubhouse locations.
2012 A survey conducted by SRI International of over 200 Computer Clubhouse alumni reveals that 97% said the Computer Clubhouse was the most important sources of support for setting high goals and expectations for themselves.
The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network was awarded the Boston Club Advancement Award for its commitment to community and improving the lives of women and girls.
2013 The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network celebrates 20 years of empowering youth to become more capable, creative, and confident learners through the use of technology.
In February 2013, Best Buy opened the first of four Best Buy Teen Tech Centers implementing the Clubhouse learning model and space design in each of the new locations.
In March 2013, President Obama visited the Al-Bireh Youth Resource Development Center and met with Computer Clubhouse staff and youth, including one of the young women who participated in the 2012 Teen Summit and members of the robotics team.