New Routines for Arts & Smarts

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The fall semester of the Arts & Smarts Children’s Program is underway. We’re making art, we’re building academic skills, and we’re having fun. This will be a year unlike any before it, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’ve adjusted our programming for increased safety and we’re all settling into the new routines and schedules. […]

A Different Back to School

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Patchwork Central’s Back to School Sale is tomorrow, July 25, from 8 am-10 am or while supplies last. Kits cost $6 for grades K-3 and $8 for grades 4 & 5. For well over 25 years, Patchwork has held a sale before the start of school in order to help kids be equipped to learn. […]

Global Connections

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Many nations from across the globe came together at Patchwork on Wednesday to teach the children in our Arts & Smarts program. International students from the University of Southern Indiana’s International Community Service program have been visiting us every Wednesday afternoon all semester and decided to put on an international party this week. They brought food, […]

Creating Community

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When we talk about “creating community” at Patchwork, one of the things that we do is to create a place where a variety of people can come together, meet each other, and learn from one another. For example, for the past couple months we have hosted nutrition students from the University of Southern Indiana. They have done a […]

Life Is Connections

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Patchwork is in the middle of our fabulous summer children’s activities. We started two weeks ago with Art Garden Week I. It’s our biggest week of the year, with over 25 children and 25 high schoolers and adults in attendance. Participants receive our unique mixture of experiences in the garden, in the art studio, and in […]

School Year Reflections

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Every year, our Arts & Smarts staff and volunteers are privileged to be part of many, many children’s learning and growth. They experience moments, both momentous and small, that tell them that a child’s life is better for having been part of Patchwork’s Arts & Smarts Program and that the world is a better place because […]

School Year Reflections

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Every year, our Arts & Smarts staff and volunteers are privileged to be part of many, many children’s learning and growth. They experience moments, both momentous and small, that tell them that a child’s life is better for having been part of Patchwork’s Arts & Smarts Program and that the world is a better place because […]