Goodman is growing!
The new Brassworks facility, located across the street and along the Capital City Bike Path, will allow Goodman to better meet the growing needs present in our community. We have restored the historic facade of the original Madison Brass Works building, and built a total of over 30,000 square feet for education, employment and enrichment programming for youth and community rooms.
This project was first conceived back in 2014, when a longtime supporter of Goodman saw a for sale sign go up in front of the Madison Brass Works building. She asked Becky Steinhoff, our executive director, to go for a walk and as they passed the old industrial building, she planted the seed, "Becky, why don't you buy it? Wouldn't that ease the stressors of your crowded programs?" At the time, Becky laughed. But, she knew Becky wouldn't be able to stop thinking about the possibilities. So, two years later, generous friends donated the money for us to purchase the building.
The need is great and Goodman is poised to make our community stronger... for everyone. The Center serves a wide range of community members of all ages, and it has seen exponential growth since 2008.
The second phase of our expansion plan involves renovating and reconfiguring our current facilities in the Ironworks building. We will add early childhood and elementary classrooms, consolidate all fitness programs in the gym building, create more spaces for seniors, enlarge the food pantry and add more space for the community to gather. This project will be completed by the end of 2018.
We hope you’ll agree that this expansion a very good idea, and help us do more. We know a whole lot of kids with unrealized potential, older adults who need community, and people of all ages who want to connect as a community — with the diverse people who truly make Madison rich.
Learn more about the project and our campaign at evengreatergood.org.
If you’re able, we hope you’ll consider making a one-time special gift to help us expand our impact.