Welcome to the East Madison Community Center!

For 57 years, EMCC has provided a safe place for families in the Truax neighborhood to gather, learn and support one another. We are devoted to helping residents achieve their goals, gain skills and strengthen the community through education, employment, fitness and socialization.

The Spark of an Idea
EMCC was formed in 1966 out of a community need to help expand activities for area youth and adults. The Center began in humble quarters in a small apartment, initially providing youth with structured activities and adults with a neighborhood-based meeting facility.

Today, we are a thriving multi-service center providing social, educational, recreational, and cultural programming. With a small paid staff and 250 volunteers, the Center plays a crucial role in helping residents connect with resources necessary to enhance the quality of life for individuals and the community as a whole.

Join us in our mission to enhance opportunities and better lives right here on Madison’s Eastside!

2022 Annual Report