Sal is a young man with a great deal of potential and determination. He has overcome many hardships with the help of positive role models and he has taken on that same role with many young children in the Hawthorne Community Center program. Sal started coming to Hawthorne when he was 12 years old. The[...]
Born with a cleft palate and other congenital disorders, Jayla’s health was always fragile. She couldn’t hear or speak and underwent frequent surgeries and painful medical procedures throughout her life. Despite her frailties, she graduated from the Indiana School for the Deaf and had a job at Goodwill. Jayla loved to come to United Way[...]
Angie Wilson began working with the Hawthorne Community Center in 2013 when she enrolled in our GED classes to help her get her high school diploma. She quickly earned the GED in just over four months! But, she wasn’t done there. She enrolled in Ivy Tech Community College in early 2014. She remained involved with[...]
We created this documentary video on Hawthorne, to showcase the services we provide in the community. https://www.hawthornecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Hawthorne.m4v
Pacers president Jim Morris and star Paul George unveiled the new Pacers Learn and Play Center at the Hawthorne Community Center. The Pacemates, Boomer and former Pacers players Darnell Hillman and Fred Jones also attended the celebration. http://www.nba.com/pacers/photos/pacers-unveil-learn-play-center#
Diane ArnoldNeighborhood VisionaryFor Diane Arnold, executive director of Hawthorne Community Center, the Hawthorne neighborhood on Indianapolis’s Near Westside isn’t just where she works—it’s where she lives. It’s where her family lives. And it’s a community she’s been working to improve for more than 40 years. Diane’s roots at the Hawthorne Community Center began with her[...]
Caleb Sutton talks about Hawthorne Community Center.