Tag Archives: leadership

Living by the Arts & Smarts Creed Official

Recently, I needed to summarize the spirit of Patchwork’s Arts & Smarts children’s program in two minutes or less. I decided to read “The Creed Official,” the official Arts & Smarts code of conduct that the children recite every day … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Smarts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

A New Year After School

“This place is happy,” a woman visiting Patchwork told me. “I sent my children here every day, and I KNEW they were safe. Now they’re in their 30’s and 40’s.” A whole new group of children is finding that Patchwork … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Smarts | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment


We’ve been celebrating a lot lately at Patchwork. It’s welcome in the midst of our daily work of showers, food orders, cups of coffee, tutoring sessions, leadership training, greeting people, meeting people, and helping where we can. Recently, we’ve had … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Smarts, Events, Hospitality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment


The change in the weather this week has corresponded with a changing of seasons within Patchwork’s programming. Our after school programming began September 6 with special leadership training activities for our teen volunteers. We’ve noticed that all of our programming … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Smarts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment