Dear friends & neighbors,
In the last two weeks, I have been fortunate to witness two big displays of community right here at Goodman. First, there was our Be the Good event on April 27 (thank you to everyone who came!). It was a joyful and thoughtful evening of storytelling, and I loved both sharing my story and listening to the stories told by Imru, Sarah, Martha and Dani.
Then, just this week on Monday, Goodman child care teachers and parents teamed up to host a rally and press conference in honor of the national Day Without Child Care. So many people came together to show their support for child care teachers and to talk about how important it is to care for the people who care for our kids.
In addition to parents, staff and students, we were joined by four legislators who support including Child Care Counts funding in the next state budget: Representatives Lisa Subeck and Samba Baldeh and Senators Melissa Agard and Kelda Roys.
All involved spoke passionately about ensuring the child care crisis we're facing here in Madison and across the state and the country doesn't get worse.
Thank you to Maddie Fagerland, one of our elementary lead teachers, and Marcus Trapp, a parent of one of our preschool kids for sharing your story with our legislators and the community. Watch the story told by NBC 15 here.
If you'd like to help advocate for this important funding, get in touch with your legislators as soon as possible and let them know you support Child Care Counts. And if you'd like to support child care happening right here in our neighborhood, consider making a gift to Goodman's child care program. We rely on funding from our community to ensure our kids have access to quality care.
Thank you for your support!
Letesha Nelson, CEO & Executive Director
What's Good at Goodman
This letter was sent with our email newsletter, filled with the latest news about what's happening at the Goodman Community Center.
January 19, 2024
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December 12, 2023
Letesha was joined by four local leaders to discuss justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) work. It was an invigorating morning!