“In these trying times, we really appreciate all the help our community is getting from Goodman. Y'all have always been there!”
The Goodman Center has been here for our community for nearly 70 years, and with you in our corner, we'll be around for another 70 (and then some!). We serve people ages 3 to 103 with our children and youth programs, older adult activities and meals, food pantry, fitness center, event spaces and more. Take a look around and see what we're all about, and then get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.
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Community Chat with Letesha Nelson
At this in-person community chat, Letesha will turn the tables and ask YOU for your thoughts on diversity, equity and inclusion at Goodman. Letesha is looking to gather the points of view of as many people as possible to build a DEI vision statement for our organization. We hope you can set time aside to join us!Let Us Know You're Coming
Strategic Philanthropy Workshop
Our second legacy-building workshop (October 26, presented by Resonant Capital Advisors) will focus on financial planning and giving strategies during market uncertainty and volatility.Register Now
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Life in the 'FAST' Lane
Goodman Community Center's Families and Schools Together program helps parents build a community of support and connect with their kids.
On one of those perfect early summer evenings — sunny, temperature in the low 70s — a group of parents and kids leaned in close at tables in the Goodman Community Center Ironworks building. They chatted with each other, played together, gave each other their undivided attention.
It was the final meeting of Families and Schools Together (FAST). Two days later, they would have their graduation.
FAST is an international program with the goal of “supporting family bonding necessary for children to thrive.” Using evidence-based practices, FAST connects parents to their children, to their children’s schools and to other parents, with the end goal of parent empowerment.
“FAST is a phenomenal parent engagement tool that not only connects families, but also connects our staff with those families for support,” said Goodman CEO and Executive Director Letesha Nelson, who championed bringing FAST to the Goodman Center.
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Host Your Event with Us!
Large or small, casual or dressed up – our hospitality team is ready to help you make your event one to remember.LEARN MORE
Our community is at its best when we stick together.
The Latest Goodman News
Forward Craft and Coffee brings a unique twist to the typical brew pub or coffee house by serving both craft beer and gourmet coffee.Read Story
For years, Goodman 3-year-olds were in the same classroom as 4- and 5-year-olds. In 2021, GCC introduced a 3-year-old classroom and the results have been successful.Read Story
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