Community Chat with Letesha Nelson: Women Leading the Way

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Community Chat with Letesha Nelson: Women Leading the Way

Goodman CEO Letesha Nelson will be joined by local women leaders to discuss the most pressing challenges our community faces.

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Goodman Community Center Brassworks building 214 Waubesa Street Madison, WI 53704

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Goodman Community Center CEO Letesha Nelson will be joined by women leaders from nonprofit organizations around Madison to discuss the most pressing challenges our community faces and the many ways area residents and leaders can be part of the solution and do better.

Remember in grade school when your teacher would run through roll call every morning to make sure you showed up? Wouldn’t it be great if we had the same accountability as adults to not only show up but actively participate in making our community better?

In this chat, Letesha will be joined by five inspiring local leaders who, for years, have been stepping up and holding themselves responsible to do their part to make our community a better place.

Come hear from Letesha and these local leaders, and learn how you too can make a difference in our community!

Community Chat Guests:

  • Alexis London, Executive Director of Bayview Foundation
  • Sandy Morales, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County
  • Vanessa McDowell, CEO of YWCA of Madison
  • Veronica Castillo, Assistant Director of East Madison Community Center

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Doors will open at 7:30 and coffee, tea and pastries will be served. The chat will take place from 8-9am.

Registration is appreciated but not required.

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Amie Hoag, director of communications, at

Parking at the Goodman Center

This event will be held in our Brassworks building, located at 214 Waubesa St. There are several parking options:

  • Shared Madison Kipp parking lot located on the east side of the building.
  • Northeast corner of the St. Bernard Catholic Church parking lot (to the west of the Brassworks building).
  • Street parking around the center.
  • Goodman Ironworks building (149 Waubesa St.) parking lot.
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2024 will mark Goodman Community Center’s 70th anniversary of strengthening lives and securing futures. To celebrate this major milestone, Goodman is proud to launch our Love & Legacy Campaign to strengthen and secure the future of GCC, with the goal of inspiring and documenting 70 planned gifts by 2024 — just in time for our 70th birthday.

We also want to help you secure your legacy as you envision the future you want for you r family and community. Strategic Philanthropy is the second in a series of free community workshops, which will provide tools and ideas for you to create your own legacy planning and charitable gift making. We're offering these workshops as a resource to our community with no planned giving intentions required — anyone is welcome and invited to join us!

Learn more about Love & Legacy, and our upcoming workshops here.

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