When you walk through The Center’s doors, all of your senses will be deeply immersed in the richness and resilience of Black culture.
This three-level, 65,000-square foot destination will be a landmark in the region with its cultural and wellness impact as well as its physical imprint.
Every Year The Center Will Support:
6,000 Students learning Black history and inspired to dream and excel.
8,000 People revitalized by Black performances and art.
500 Seniors sharing their wisdom and experiences across generations.
175 Members of The Center for Black Innovation and Leadership.
Community focus groups, project conceptualization and project team developement
Business plan development, community listening sessions/surveys, project plan completion, capital campaign kick off
Develop programming and operations, fundraise
Break ground in 2024
Open the doors in 2025
Madison’s Black Renaissance
Thousands will visit from across Wisconsin. Located in South Madison, The Center will build upon the historic beauty and innovation of Black neighborhoods. The Center’s impact will reach beyond the region, by sharing Black history and rich stories of Black trailblazers from across the state, celebrating their important contributions that helped shape Wisconsin life.
Where to Find Us
Situated on 3.5 acres on the 700 block of West Badger Road in the historic Black neighborhood of S. Park Street, The Center will be a prominent landmark along the Beltline when it opens in the fall of 2025.