Arts & Smarts, Fall 2018 Edition

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Patchwork’s Arts & Smarts program began its fall semester this week, and what a good week it’s been. We’re seeing some familiar faces and some new ones among both our participants and our volunteers. We’ve marveled at how much some of our returning participants have grown over the summer. We’ve introduced ourselves to new children and […]

More than Bikes and Dance

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Jane Vickers stood in Patchwork’s kitchen cutting fresh fruit for the day’s snack and watching the group of kids and adults moving together to the music of a Hawaiian song. “There’s a lot more than dance going on out there,” she reflected. “And more than just bikes last week.” She’s right. Yes, there is a […]

A New Year After School

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“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 is a safe and caring place for them as we begin a new school year […]

Celebrations

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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 celebrations in honor of staff members who have moved on to new endeavors and even […]

Seasons

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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 goes more smoothly when we have a committed group of teens to help out, so […]

Seasons

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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 goes more smoothly when we have a committed group of teens to help out, so […]