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.
Community Chat with Letesha Nelson: DEI at Goodman
Join DeVon Wilson and Goodman Center CEO Letesha Nelson as we discuss diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging at Goodman.Register Here
TGIF Camp: The Girls Inc. Family Camp
Join Girls Inc. of Greater Madison for a fun day packed with creative and educational activities in a pro-girl environment.Register Your Child Here
Eastside News Cover Story
Goodman After School
Giving elementary school kids tools to safely navigate — and enjoy! — our big, beautiful, complicated world.
By August Halbach and Amie Hoag, Eastside News
How do you sum up a Goodman elementary teacher? Someone who knows how to meet every kid where they are, wherever they are, every day. As soon as each kid steps food on the bus that will take them to Goodman, they've entered their GCC family space.
For the kindergarteners in Maddie Fagerland's Orange House, they know they'll soon be giggling, drawing and begging to see Ms. Maddi's collection of Pokémon cards. In Red Room, Nicole Wetzel and Deng Kuot set positive intentions with their kiddos before they step foot in the door. And in Teal, Emily Heimlich and her students embrace opportunities for empathy.
Euchre for Older Adults
1:00 pm–3:30 pm
Easy Yoga Plus (In-person)
1:30 pm–3:00 pm
The popular pre-pandemic program returns to Goodman with a new technique!
Older Adult Fitness
Humanities in the Community Lecture Series
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Community lecture series. New topics each month presented by UW-Madison or Madison College professors and instructors.
Older Adults, Community
Nikki N Photography
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
Spotlight on two graduating Goodman teens
A pair of high schoolers, Madison East's Greta Craemer-Meihsner and Madison La Follette's Thomas Tatus, who have been longtime, dedicated participants graduate June 9.
Lussier LOFT High School, Eastside News Stories, TEENworks, TeensRead Story
"Altered Worlds" - At the Ballweg Gallery in June 2023
Gail McCoy's June exhibit features intricate collages made from altered paper.
Eastside News Stories, At the Center, Ballweg GalleryRead Story
Zippy Lube’s food will make you race to the north side for fried chicken and doughnuts
Former auto garage now serves fresh coffee and doughnuts, as well as hand-breaded chicken.
Eastside News Stories, Neighborhood NewsRead Story
For more information about the Goodman Community Center, or if you just want to get in touch, contact: