We've fed thousands of families thanks to your support.

Thanks to generous donors, amazing volunteers and stellar sponsor organizations, we handed out thousands of Thanksgiving Baskets so that Dane County families could celebrate Thanksgiving in their homes. We are so SO grateful.

To read more, please visit our Thanksgiving Basket page.

Give4Good on Giving Tuesday

We know you may purchase some really cool gifts on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Small Business Saturday, but we're hoping you can give a gift that lasts a lifetime. December 2 is #Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving back.

We'd love for you to help us reach our goal of $10,000 to provide needed academic assistance to kids in our program. Read more on the Give4Good page.


Holiday Gift Program

You can help make child's holiday a little brighter. The Holiday Gift Sponsorship Program helps families of Goodman Community Center's youth program provide holiday gifts for their children. You, your family or business can help provide gifts to over 500 children and youth in our childcare, afterschool, middle and high school programs. To find out how to contribute, visit our Holiday Gifts page.

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 Goodman Community Center will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • The Ironworks Cafe will remain closed from Thursday, November 27 through Monday, Dec. 1.
  • 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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