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.
September / October Cover Story
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The Pursuit of Happiness
Goodman Community Center provides employees a living wage
By Jacob Link, Eastside News
The Goodman Community Center is doing something unprecedented in the Madison area — paying its employees based off a living wage instead of a minimum one — which adjusts the wages of its employees so that they have more financial security while working in the nonprofit sector.
All staff who were being paid less than $20 an hour received an increase to at least $20 an hour. Staff up to and including assistant directors who were already making $20 an hour also received a wage adjustment to address wage compression.
“It’s time to take care of the people who take care of our community,” GCC Executive Director and CEO Letesha Nelson said. “The work (GCC staff) do every day to help this community is important, and we should always be lifting them up. We always talk about taking care of the community, but (staff) are our first community, literally.”Read More
“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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