Neighborhood House Community Center

2020 Annual Report


My fellow community members,

What a year it has been. On every level, 2020 has tested our resolve as a community, a nation, and a world. Plans changed Neighborhood House, but we have remained strong. We have adapted. We have developed. We are here for you, your neighbors, and your community. We are grateful for the continued support of our community. To support our efforts, see our links below or reach out to me directly.

Thank you,


Jane Director
Executive Director

Welcome to Neighborhood House!

Our mission

Our mission is to provide high-quality programming and social services that facilitate the growth of a diverse, responsible, and welcoming community.

Our Vision

Neighborhood House will create opportunities for area residents to strengthen the quality of their community by making connections, building relationships, and embracing diversity through social, educational, and recreational activities.

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In 1916, a UW student wrote an undergraduate thesis proposing the creation of Neighborhood House to meet the needs of the growing Greenbush community. 104 years later, Neighborhood House upholds the tradition of being a welcoming space for people of all backgrounds and strives to create opportunities for the greater Madison area.

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Volunteer Hours
Mentor Pairs
lbs of food

That’s the number of hours volunteered by community members at Neighborhood House in 2020. A special shoutout to UW students, who collectively contributed 4,860 hours as well as Bryan Peters (pictured above) who led his 100th Afterschool Computer Class this past September. We truly couldn’t do what we do without the immense generosity of time from our community.

Volunteer at neighborhood House

pounds of healthy food

We really raised the bar with food in 2020. With support from key community partners we were able to distribute leterally TONS of healthy food directly to the community at our weekly pickups. In addition, we collaborated with local producers and Madison schools, to distributed healthy meals throughout the summer for families throughout the Madison area.

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classes and events

There’s always something happening at Neighborhood House, from book sales to judo to break dancing! This year we began offering classes like yoga, writing club, and senior fitness in an online format. We now have weekly program participants from across the United States and even internationally!

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classes and events

More than 56 unique groups met at Neighborhood House Community Center in 2020. Some of these groups meet here several times per week and lovingly call Neighborhood House “home,” while others host special events here as needed. This year we welcomed weddings, cultural celebrations, support groups, and numerous student-led programs to our center.

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This is a community effort

Get Involved

Volunteer your time and skills. Neighborhood House relies on the community to support our programming and events. For the community, by the community!

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Donate Now

Donate securely online or contact us. We are always accepting donations of school supplies, art supplies, and non-perishable food items.

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