Overview

If you’ve been wondering what the beautiful new building is on Ruggles Street that we call the Dewitt Center, it is now!

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 10AM – 8PM
Saturday: 10AM – 6PM
Sunday: CLOSED

The Dewitt Community Center serves as a welcoming home for a number of MPDC programs for all to participate (a complete list of programs will be coming soon). Program activities will include Youth Development and Education, Workforce Development and Employment Skills training, a technology center for old and young, after school and summer camp, youth development programs, health and wellness activities and basketball at the center’s gym. The Dewitt Center is  home to an array of arts activities with art classes, performances, exhibitions and public art.
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As part of the programming, The Timothy Smith Network will run a technology lab that fosters training opportunities. While the Ellis Memorial summer program will provide an after school program that offers educational enrichment actives along with daily field trips. In addition to the programs there is a Teen Center called “The Zone” open to residents ages 13 – 18. More information about both The Timothy Smith Network and The Ellis Memorial summer program is listed below.

The Ellis Memorial summer program operates Monday through Friday 8 PM – 6 PM. They are in session July 2nd – August 31st. They offer literacy and math enrichment activities every morning and daily field trips in the afternoon. Their field trips include visits to museums, parks, pools, beaches, science and nature centers, libraries and much more. They also have partnerships with Haley House, Tenacity, Einc, and the South End library. All students receive breakfast, lunch, and snack at no cost to families. For more information or to enroll in the program, contact Meisha Reece at 617-426-2900 or meishareece@ellismemorial.org.

The Timothy Smith Network technology center operates Monday – Friday 10AM – 8PM and Saturday 12PM – 5PM. Their curriculum is designed to answer the many needs of the diverse people they serve at the Dewitt Center. They provide students with technology training that creates pathways for them to higher education or well-paying jobs in the burgeoning tech industry. To that end, the TSTL offers innovative workshops and trainings catered to innovators, design creators and entrepreneurs. For those who just want to learn about technology, the TSTL will offer programs to help them become and stay tech literate, which is a must in a world that is increasingly reliant upon technology. For more information about the TSTL contact the program manager, Leah Samura at lsamura@timothysmithnetwork.org.