Family Programming

We offer monthly family fun nights, a Parent Advisory Council, parent and caregiver support groups and a Parent College with rotating classes on everything from yoga to personal finances. We'd love for you to join us. To learn more, please continue to our Parent and Family Programming page.

Online resource for teens and parents

We've compiled a helpful list of resources for teens and parents looking for information on sexual health and well being, including getting tested for STIs, statistics on pregnancy and pregnancy prevention and how to talk your parents/teen about sex. 

Read more about MERIT and our E-Resources.


Slow Food Madison Cooking Classes 

Slow Food Madison is teaching FREE cooking classes to the community. Learn how to shop economically and prepare simple, fresh, delicious meals with produce donated by Vermont Valley Community Farm. Read more about each classes' focus and register online here.

Working Class Catering

Teens in Working Class Catering learn all about running a full-service catering company, working work side-by-side with our professional chefs and catering manager. 

Your food will be delicious and beautiful. Your guests will be treated well. Whether it's a once in a lifetime celebration, a casual gathering,or a business meeting -- Working Class Catering will deliver for you. Learn how to reserve Working Class Catering.

Stop by our Older Adult Programs

Our GCC older adult program offer daily nutritious lunches, card games, bingo, philosophy discussions, Tai Chi, gentle exercise and lots of laughs. To read more about our daily programming--particularly on Thurdays--continue to our Older Adults Program page.

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Closings & Schedule Changes

Building Closings

    The Ironworks Cafe will be closed through September 8 for staff training.
  • The Goodman Community Center will closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.


Severe Weather Closings Policy

When Madison Schools are closed due to inclement weather, all youth and senior program activities scheduled that day are canceled. Center facilities may remain open and be staffed on a limited basis. If severe weather requires us to close the Center on a weekend, you'll find a message on our phone system and here on our home page to let you know. In some situations, private events may still take place even though the Center is closed due to severe weather. If you were planning to attend a scheduled private event, please contact your event's organizer for more information.

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Ironworks Cafe

Delicious food made from fresh, local & seasonal ingredients.

Working Class Catering

Full-service catering with house-made foods of all styles using the best local & organic ingredients.

What others are saying...

"My kids, every single morning...I love my kids and I play a lot with them, but every single morning when they get up, they want to come here. Even when they're sick, they still want to come here." -Hassanatou, mother

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