Your gift can change lives.

Hundreds of youth and teens pass through our doors every day, eager to greet teachers they consider family. Your support helps provide daily study halls for middle school students, safe rides home and many leadership experiences. Read one young woman's story about turning her life around, with Goodman's help.

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


Holiday Closing Dates

The Goodman Community Center will be closed for a few days this holiday season. For a complete list of activities over the holidays, please visit our activities calendar.

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.

Annual Early New Year's Eve Show

The funniest musical duo in town is gearing up for a very entertaining performance this New Year's Eve. Lou and Peter Berryman annual show at the Goodman Community Center has become a tradition and all proceeds benefit the Center. Don't miss it this year!

Buy your tickets online, at the Center or around town. Find out more here.

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Closings & Schedule Changes

Building Closings

  • The Ironworks Cafe will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 20 through Monday, Jan. 5. It will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 6
  • The Goodman Community Center will be closed from noon on Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Dec. 26.
  • The Goodman Community Center will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 1 for New Years.


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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