Goodman Community Center | March Letters from the LOFT
The Goodman Center and all our programs will also be closed on Monday, July 4. We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, July 5.

March Letters from the LOFT

Check out what the LOFT has been up to lately!

April 1, 2022 |

Hello LOFT Youth, Families, and Fans! We're going to try a new format for our monthly newsletters, make sure to let us know what you think. The most important thing you need to know is that our summer enrollment is live! See below for program details, or go straight to our summer page to enroll.

As usual, our youth have been busy doing all sorts of fun and inspiring learning and growing. The photos below speak for themselves, enjoy!

Three students stand over a mixing bowl and frying pan as they work to make beignets.
LOFT Middle School Cooking Club learns to make Beignets!
In the foreground, a beautiful fleece blanket featuring the silhouette of an African woman. In the background, girls work on making blankets.
Girls Inc. makes homemade tie-blankets to as a service project for donation to DAIS.
A group of 14 students stand in front of a wall striped with primary colors.
High School PRL Scholars took a tour of Madison Youth Arts Center!
TEENworks students and staff take a group photo with Goodman Center CEO Letesha Nelson.
Our CEO Letesha Nelson worked with our TEENworks employees to help shape the GCC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement.
A graphic of hands working in dirt with plants.
We're really proud of our TEENworks communications intern, Lily! She designed this gorgeous illustration which is being used for our Volunteer Summit advertising!

LOFT Program Calendar looking ahead:


  • Apr 4: School resumes, beginning of Q3


  • May 27: MMSD No School, LOFT CLOSED
  • May 30: MMSD and GCC/LOFT closed for Memorial Day


  • June 3: Last Day of LOFT Programs
  • June 9: MMSD Last Day of School
  • June 13-August 12: LOFT MS and HS Summer Programs (August 1-12: HS program for 9th grade only)

Summer enrollment is live! Please visit our site to enroll and see below for more details about middle and high school program options.

A graphic with the middle school summer schedule.
A graphic with the high school schedule for summer.
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New sweatshirts for mask with an image designed by PEELD.

Artist Terrence Adeyanju helps create image for Goodman youth program

May 16, 2022

Adeyanju — who creates art under the name PEELD — collaborated with Goodman's boys group MAScK to create a new hoodie for the group his was once a part of.

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April Letters from the LOFT

April 28, 2022

Getting ready for summer and some staffing updates!

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