Helping Our Neighbors Find Jobs 8/15/2017
By Hawthorne Community Center Executive Director Diane Arnold

One of the most rewarding services Hawthorne provides is helping our neighbors find jobs and advance to even better jobs. That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about what we are calling our “Exceptional Employer Job Fair.”
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Thank you to the United Way!8/14/2017

By: Hawthorne Community Center Executive Director Diane Arnold

I was incredibly honored Friday morning to attend an announcement by the United Way of Central Indiana. 

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Making Everyone Feel Welcome7/31/2017
By: Hawthorne Community Center Executive Director Diane Arnold

One thing that makes our neighborhood special is the diversity we have among our residents.  Hawthorne is proud to partner with the Immigrant Welcome Center...
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Backpack Drive: Final Push7/13/2017

By: Hawthorne Community Center Executive Director Diane Arnold

Our Family Night Carnival is one week away! We need your help. 
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A Story of Independence7/3/2017

By: Hawthorne Community Center Executive Director Diane Arnold

Many people don’t know that Hawthorne Community Center’s Center for Working Families (CWF) provides incredible education and economic support services.

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Hawthorne Families Need Your Help!6/23/2017

By: Hawthorne Community Center Executive Director Diane Arnold

The good news is that our Summer Camp is more popular than ever!  The bad news is that the need for our summer programming is much larger than we had expected.

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Summer Fun6/9/2017

By: Hawthorne Community Center Executive Director Diane Arnold

 

Countless adults in the Hawthorne neighborhood can’t think of summer without remembering the great times they had at our Summer Camp and the lifelong friendships they made.

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Jayla Heckman Spirit Award Winner Chosen6/4/2017

By: Hawthorne Community Center Executive Director Diane Arnold

There was too much cuteness in the Hawthorne gym Friday night when our preschool – 6th grade dance students put on the annual talent show, followed by a Family Night dinner in the community room. 

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This is just the beginning5/25/2017

By Hawthorne Community Center Executive Director Diane Arnold

This week, our preschoolers marched down the gym floor for graduation.  The ceremony is one of my favorite events of the year because it’s the cutest thing you can imagine to see...
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SOLD OUT!5/16/2017

By Hawthorne Community Center Executive Director Diane Arnold

I have some exciting news that I just couldn’t wait to share…our annual Day at the Track set for this Wednesday, May 17, is SOLD OUT for the first time ever! 

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More Money for Our Community5/12/2017

By: Hawthorne Community Center Executive Director Diane Arnold

In just a few weeks, there will be a story published in the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) telling readers about a fantastic event that left me shocked and incredibly grateful.  If you follow Hawthorne on social media, you may have seen a photo...

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2016 Remarkable Year2/20/2017
2016 was a remarkable year for Hawthorne Community Center. The capital project was completed during the summer and we moved out of the old Carnegie (Center for Working Families) building back into the main building.
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2016 New Year2/11/2016
My 2016 New Year Resolution is to be more dedicated to sharing information via our website blog.
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Beginning of Summer6/26/2014
In my 45 years at Hawthorne, I have certainly had my share of ups and downs, celebration and mourning, births and deaths, acceptance and rejection.
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Big News4/28/2014
Hawthorne Has finally announced its public capital campaign to raise 3.5 million to totally renovate  and add space to our facility.
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Renovation1/22/2014
With the snow and very cold weather on everyone's mind, I have decided to pen a blog about Hawthorne and our plans to renovate and add much needed space to our facility.
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Exciting Times11/11/2013
Things are really jumping at Hawthorne.  In the past few weeks we have received a sizeable gift for out capital campaign.
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Mother's Day5/14/2013
With Mother's Day behind us, I have reflected on my time at Hawthorne and the influence of my mother, Marie Kenley.
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Spring Brings Blessings4/30/2013
It has been quite an exciting time at Hawthorne in the past few weeks.  First, we have been approved for funding through the United Way of Central Indiana to begin to have our building renovated to become a licensed child care facility.
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Spring3/21/2013
As Spring approaches, we think about warmer weather, basketball tournaments and Easter Egg hunts.
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Senior Citizens2/25/2013
I had the privilege to drive the senior citizens home today after our daily program.
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New Years Resolution1/14/2013
My resolution for 2013 is to be cleaner, leaner, and greener.  I have started to clean out shelves, files and boxes of really old Hawthorne stuff.
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Holiday Talent Program12/4/2012
This past weekend was very memorable for me.  I watched yet another group of young people perform in the Hawthorne talent program.
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Welcome to the new updated website!11/15/2012
I am so excited about our new "blog" opportunity on our updated website.  This is my first attempt to actually do it but I am certainly a veteran of reading the "blogs" of others.  I want to start my first effort to talk about my personal history with Hawthorne and how I have witnessed its benefits to our community for the time I have worked here.
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