The Goodman Community Center has many rooms available for one-time or ongoing meetings or events -- especially on weekdays. In addition to renting our rooms, we can meet your food and beverage needs through our Working Class Catering. For more information on how to host an event, please read our Reserving Rooms page.
Stop by the Goodman Community Center's Lussier LOFT on Sunday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. to watch Marc Kornblatt's documentary about homelessness in Madison. The movie finds Robert and Angel living under a bridge in Madison and follows them from summer to a harsh Wisconsin winter as they work for food, a job, a place to live and a future. For more information on the film, please visit our Upcoming Events page.
Earn money while receiving school credit! Our Seed to Table program is a hands-on experiential program, taught in the kitchen, classroom, field, and woodshop. Please click here to read more about this high school credit recovery summer program.
The Goodman Community Center wants you -- as a parent or caregiver -- to have all the tools, skills and support that you need to create the loving and rich life you want for you and your family. We offer Parent College classes, monthly parent gatherings,Family Fun Nights and a Parent Advisory Council. To learn more about these options and when they happen, continue to our Parent Programs page.
Our popular Fish and Burger nights are back, serving supper club-style relish trays, potato salad, coleslaw, dinner rolls, house-made tartar sauce and malt vinegar. Choose from fried or baked Walleye or Cod, plus our house made beef and veggie burgers. Stop by anytime from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Continue to the Ironworks Cafe page to download our menu and read about our program.
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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"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