Director, Intel Computer Clubhouse Network (617) 589-0387, email@example.com
Gail Breslow is the Director of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network and has overseen the dissemination of the Computer Clubhouse to community-based organizations both nationally and internationally since 1995. In addition, she has spearheaded the development of programs such as Hear Our Voices (a Clubhouse program for girls and young women); Clubhouse-to-College/Clubhouse-to-Career; and Beyond Four Walls: The Computer Clubhouse as Invention Studio. Gail served for many years on the Technology and Youth Advisory Committee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and has led workshops about the Clubhouse’s unique learning approach at youth, community and technology conferences around the country. Gail joined the Computer Clubhouse after twelve years with Gemini Consulting, an international management consulting firm, where her work focused primarily on strategy implementation and organization management for Fortune 500 companies. Gail’s professional career had its “roots” in the non-profit sector; in the late 1970’s she served as Program Director at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. Gail holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in Ohio.
Program Manager, Intel Computer Clubhouse Network (617) 589-0271, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Abanavas is a Program Manager with the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, and as a geographic liaison for the Network she provides administrative and technical support to Computer Clubhouses located in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeastern United States (including Atlanta, Miami, and Virginia). Brenda also coordinates the Network’s partnership with SRI, Inc. to plan and implement methodology for the assessment and evaluation that measures the impact of the Computer Clubhouse on youth and communities. Brenda has extensive experience in school-age programming, family services case management, juvenile justice, adolescent mental health, and social services for youth in Boston’s urban neighborhoods. Prior to joining ICCN, Brenda served as a professional development consultant to several Boston and national non-profit organizations, and created arts-based programs for youth in afterschool, teen, and girls programs throughout greater Boston and Cambridge, MA. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Brenda holds a BA in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University.
Community Liaison, Intel Computer Clubhouse Network (617) 589-0446, email@example.com
As Community Liaison for the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, Jeffrey Arthur supports community-based Computer Clubhouses and helps to ensure that they have the resources to fulfill the Clubhouse mission. Based in Oakland, California, Jeffrey travels widely in the course of his work, supporting Clubhouses in the West and Midwestern United States, as well as South Africa. A former elementary school teacher in Atlanta, Jeffrey joined the Clubhouse team with extensive youth experience. Most recently he worked with under-served high school students at Artists for Humanity in Boston, a nonprofit organization that seeks to marry young people's artistic passions with entrepreneurial opportunities. Jeffrey holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and a BA in Early Childhood Development from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Program Manager, C2C Program, (617) 589-0413, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole serves as geographic liaison to the Computer Clubhouses in Latin America and as the C2C Program Manager. In the latter capacity she manages the Teen Summit, our C2C Scholarship process, and other college and career projects. Nicole brings to the Network eight years of youth development and family engagement experience at Sociedad Latina, a Boston-based organization that works in partnership with Latino youth and families to end destructive cycles of poverty, health inequities, and lack of educational and professional opportunities in our community. Before joining the Clubhouse Network, Nicole served as Program Director at Sociedad Latina, managing a variety of youth programs and partnerships. Previously Nicole taught Spanish at a middle school in the Boston area. She has a BA in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic in Maine and has lived and studied in Mexico.
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Clubhouse-to-College/Career Fellow, Flagship Computer Clubhouse (617) 589-0469, email@example.com
Ellen guides Computer Clubhouse interns in the production of multi-media projects for Adobe Youth Voices, creates college and career field trip activities, contributes to the Flagship Computer Clubhouse blog to recruit and retain youth, and supports the Alumni Program Manager in alumni management. Ellen brings with her two years of national service experience, serving indirectly as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the United Way of North Central Massachusetts and directly in the National Civilian Community Corps of the Pacific region. Ellen holds a BA from Smith College in Government and Spanish and a MS in Applied Communications from Fitchburg State University. She is currently working on her graduate certificate in Digital Video from Northeastern University.
Program Manager, Flagship Computer Clubhouse (617) 589-0462, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie has supported the Computer Clubhouse mission as a Clubhouse mentor in the past, and is thrilled to now be part of the Network staff at the Museum of Science. Prior to her involvement at the Clubhouse, she has worked as an educator of robotics and other STEAM initiatives through work with an assortment of Boston-area groups, including PBS's Design Squad, FableVision Studios, the DevTech group at Tufts, and the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. Jackie has a MA from Tufts University, where she spent most of her time exploring creative technologies for positive youth development, and a BA in Communication/Journalism from Truman State University, where she worked heavily in radio production and print journalism. She has a strong background in graphic design and educational technology, and is developing a growing passion for at-home engineering challenges.
Technology Manager, Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, (617) 589-0451, email@example.com
Jerome manages all technology needs for the Clubhouse Network. He has been involved in art and design since high school, when he organized a group of artists and writers to create comic book and art concepts, eventually founding an independent comic book company called Dreamscape. Working in the architecture field for many years, he teamed up with a few friends and co-workers in 2001 to start a group called Studios2 which specialized in 3D visualization for the Architecture and Engineering industry. Drawing on this innovative experience, Brown University's Cogsci Lab recruited him to serve as the Lab’s 3D artist and lead graphic designer. At Brown, Jerome worked on many experiments using cutting-edge technology including VR LAB, 3D cave, and motion capture, all the while continuing freelance graphic design projects on his own, including for Rites & Reason, one of the oldest black theaters in the country. After a few years at Brown, Jerome started his own consultancy, taking on graphic design and web projects primarily for non-profit organizations. Most recently Jerome has worked for Gensler, the largest architectural firm in the world, Autodesk, and PTC, supporting product support for the manufacturing industry. Jerome serves on the Board of YouthBuild Boston and has a passion for martial arts.
Marketing & Communications Manager, Intel Computer Clubhouse Network
(617) 589-0448, firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz manages marketing communications and design for the global Computer Clubhouse Network. Liz brings nearly a decade of corporate marketing and non-profit experience to the Clubhouse team. Beginning her career in advertising, Liz’s first project was to help launch a Spanish-language newspaper network in Texas, which led to national marketing roles with Samuels Jewelers and TicketCity. Liz then transitioned into the nonprofit world to support her passion for youth development and continuing education. She most recently contributed to community programming, fundraising, and exhibit development initiatives at the Museum of Science Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Harvard’s Peabody Museum. Growing up on a ranch in south Texas, Liz enjoys the outdoors, spicy foods, and you just might hear her say y’all or howdy. She has a BS in Advertising and a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also completing her Masters of Liberal Arts degree from Harvard University.
Knowledge Manager, Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, (617) 589-0472, email@example.com
Danielle Martin is in charge of the knowledge-sharing strategy among all Computer Clubhouses, in collaboration with colleagues at the MIT Media Lab, including the content, community-building and outreach for the Clubhouse Village intranet social network. She also acts as the geographic liaison for the SouthWest United States Clubhouses. From 2001-2005, Danielle served as the Computer Clubhouse Coordinator at the Charlestown (MA) Boys & Girls Club. She then served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at UMass Boston, and earned a Master in City Planning degree from MIT. In 2010, she co-created a research group within MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media focused on the design of new mapping and mobile technologies and youth activism methodologies. Most recently, as part of One Economy’s digital literacy initiative, Danielle developed new strategies to scale up from 30 to over 100 after-school Digital Connectors youth service programs nationally. She enjoys digital photography and baking cookies for anyone that will eat them.
Program Coordinator, Intel Computer Clubhouse Network (617) 589-0446, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn is responsible for overseeing Network-wide professional development initiatives such as the Annual Conference and Training Week, and providing support on a variety of other projects. She also designs the Clubhouse Calendar annually. Lynn brings to the Clubhouse community over four years at the Cambridge Women’s Center, a multi-resource community center serving, supporting, educating, and empowering women. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women Studies from the University of North Texas, and has a passion for mission-driven work that results in a more just society. On a personal note, she is a big fan of the local film and theatre scene in Boston, but reports that her true passion is karaoke!