Our Mission

The mission of the Hawthorne Community Center is to provide or facilitate services and programs that meet the economic, educational, financial, social, recreational and civic needs of the entire Hawthorne Community.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Hawthorne Community Center is committed to fostering an environment which values and supports the diversity of its clients.  Hawthorne is also committed to building, maintaining and nurturing a workforce that is reflective of the broader community.

Adopted: October 18, 2004
Hawthorne Board of Directors

Our History

Hawthorne Community Center has been an integral part of Indianapolis’ westside community since 1923, when 50 neighborhood residents started with a strip of land called Flack’s Pasture. Instead of becoming a railroad coal dump, it was turned into a resource for the community.

Center Closings

January 16, 2017
April 14, 2017
May 29, 2017
July 4, 2017
September 4, 2017
November 23 and 24, 2017
December 25 and 26, 2017

Our Service Area

Hawthorne Community Center Boundaries are:

White River Parkway to the East,
Raceway Road to the West,
38th Street to the North,
and Thompson Road to the South

Our Locations

We have various buildings where we host our programs and community events. Details are included on individual program pages, and entries on our various event calendars. To learn more about each venue, click on the links below: