Welcome to the East Madison Community Center!

For 55 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.

Our mission
The East Madison Community Center has been established to promote educational, recreational, and community activities for all citizens in its service area. EMCC strives to enhance the opportunities of as many individuals and groups as possible, with the assistance of public and private funds, and with the support of paid and volunteer staff.

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!

2019 Annual Report