Our Mission

The mission of the Hawthorne Community Center is to provide and facilitate services and programs that address the economic, educational, financial, social, recreational and cultural 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 16th – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
May 29th – Memorial Day
June 19th – Juneteenth National Independence Day
July 4th – Fourth of July Holiday
September 4th – Labor Day
November 23 – 24th – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 25 – 26th – Christmas Holiday
January 1st, 2024 – New Year’s Day

Hawthorne will NOT have any Early Childhood or School Age programs on the following days: December 27th, 28th, 29th

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: