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.
Make Music Madison celebrating is coming to the Goodman Community Center! In celebration of the summer solstice and all of our local, talented musicians, we'll be holding an outdoor concert on Friday, June 21st from 5-8pm. Come for the music and our weekly Friday Fish & Burger Night. To read more about the Make Music Madison GCC lineup, continue to 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 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.
Marta is in middle school. She’s an average student but recently, she discovered she’s good at something. Really, really good.
Thanks to a grant from the YWCA, dance students from UW Madison spent a semester teaching middle school girls here at Goodman dance routines. At the end of the semester they performed at the UW Lathrop Hall.
Marta LOVED dancing. And every time she danced, people told Marta, "You’re really, really good at this." You know what that feels like, don’t you?
That’s one of the best things you help us do here at Goodman - you help provide all kinds of learning experiences where you can see a student discover, "I'm good at math." "I have a good eye for photography." "I'm good at cooking." "I didn’t know it, but I love science." Don’t you think that’s cool?
Summer programs start next week. Please give a gift today. Help give every kid an "I'm good at something!" moment. Because, those moments build confidence and lead to satisfying career paths — and secure futures.
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