Eastside News is published six times a year by the Goodman Community Center. We publish super-local news and information about events, issues, resources and programs at Goodman and in our community on the east side of Madison.
More than 12,000 copies of this 24-page paper are mailed directly to households in Goodman's service area, as well as over 5,000 to subscribers throughout the city. Copies are also available at several area businesses and at the Goodman Center. The newspaper is written and produced primarily by GCC staff and volunteers. Our advertisers' support makes publishing this valued community resource possible.
May / June Cover Story
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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.
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“I've been reading Eastside News for years, but recently it's become even more important to me as I search for positive news to offset all the, well, you know. You not only highlight the many great things that are happening at GCC, but you do it in a way that prominently features the faces and names of people of color. This is so important, and I know it reflects the reality of the staff and participants at GCC - as well as the reality of our community.”
Residences in approximately a 2-mile radius of the Goodman Community Center receive a copy sent to "RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER." The paper is also mailed directly to donors and supporters of Goodman.
Eastside News is available at the Goodman Community Center and at Pinney, Hawthorne and Monona libraries. You can also find it at Jenifer Street Market, Willy Street Co-op East and North, Garver Feed Mill, Community Pharmacy, Brothers Three Bar & Grill, Kwik Trip (401 N. Third St. and 3528 E. Washington Ave.), Dexter's Pub and the Warner Park Community Center.
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