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40 Years: Patchwork Central’s Ruby Anniversary

In 2017, Patchwork Central celebrates 40 years of serving our neighborhood through flexible and innovative programming! We’re excited to be planning some special events to celebrate, starting with our annual Soup, Salad, & Style event on Thursday, February 23 from … Continue reading

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September Arts & Smarts

We’ve completed our first month of Arts & Smarts children’s programming for the academic year, and things are going well. Dixie has a good number of tutors including some new volunteers, some familiar faces, and some new education students from the … Continue reading

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Arts & Smarts After School Begins Again

We’re gearing up for the new school year at Patchwork! What impact does our after school programming have? Just last week, a woman who works in the community came to meet with us so she would better understand all the services … Continue reading

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A Busy Patchwork Afternoon

Right now, the kids are running around outdoors, enjoying a little sunshine and warmer temperatures. They’re skipping rope, throwing a Frisbee, and tossing a couple balls around. Last week, there was snow on the ground! It’s the start of a … Continue reading

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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

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What’s YOUR Spark?

The kids in the Arts & Smarts program have been asking and answering that question often lately. A “spark” is something that you’re so excited about that you’re willing to work hard to get better at it. It’s your passion. It’s something … Continue reading

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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

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