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.
Let's Cook Together: Cooking Demo for Ages 50+
In-person cooking event! Learn more about our older adult program's Let’s Cook Together program and try a new recipe. UW Medical Students will demonstrate how to make Vegetable Pad Thai followed by a presentation on how to get the most nutrients for your dollar.Learn More
Eastside News Cover Story
Learning to Lead
No matter which Girls Inc. programs a young person participates in, they often start saying things like, “I’m a girl and really proud of it.”
By Letesha Nelson
The first day Jade Koenigs, Girls Inc. manager, met the sixth through ninth grade students who signed up for the Girls Inc. Adventure Camp last summer, she asked a simple question, “Who thinks they are a leader?”
Only one girl raised her hand. You’d think that would be a concern, but Jade wasn’t worried. She knew those 17 campers sitting on their hands would soon discover just how strong, smart and bold they can be.Read More
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Be the Good, Madison
We need goodness now more than ever. Join us as we spread kindness throughout our community. #BeTheGoodMSNLearn More & Share Your Story
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Goodman is Going Balloon Free
Help us be a more sustainable center.Learn More
Body Boot Camp (Morning - multiple sessions)
6:00 am–8:45 am
Fitness, Group Fitness Classes
50+ Wellness Warriors
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
We get by with a little help from our friends!
Let's Cook Together: In-person Cooking Demo
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Our older adult program is making Vegetable Pad Thai and learning smart grocery shopping techniques.
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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
Lussier LOFT teens headed to HBCUs for spring break
Teens will explore institutions and take in the history and culture of the South
Lussier LOFT High School, Eastside News Stories, TeensRead Story
Goodman Center board of directors announces estate plan matching gift
The match is part of the center’s Love & Legacy campaign, which is funded by a grant from the Madison Community Foundation
Press ReleaseRead Story
Girls Inc. of Greater Madison: Meet Olivia, age 15
Olivia is a typical Girls Inc. of Greater Madison girl, and she's anything but ordinary.
Girls Inc. of Greater MadisonRead Story
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