Thank you for your generous support

We are so SO grateful for the immense community support we received this holiday season. Your gift supports participants in our youth programs, food pantry customers, older adults and families. Thank you!

Girls Inc. of Greater Madison

The Goodman Community Center is proud to be the Girls Inc. affiliate for Dane County. We want all girls be strong, smart and bold community leaders. Read more about the Girls Inc. impact and find out how to get involved here


Family Fun Nights at the Goodman Community Center

On the third Thursday of every month, the Goodman Community Center hosts Family Fun Nights for families in the community. Family Fun Nights themes range from science and reading to music and arts. To find out more about Family Fun Nights, please visit our parent programming page.

Working Class Catering

Teens in Working Class Catering learn all about running a full-service catering company while 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.

Get fit and give back!

The Princeton Club is holding its annual Million Pound Challenge to support local food programs, including the Center's Fritz Food Pantry. If you work out or participate in sports, consider registering and logging hours here. You can select the Goodman Community Center as your pantry recipient and help donate 10 pounds of food for every hour you work out.

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Closings & Schedule Changes

Building Closings


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.

Ballweg Gallery

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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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