Progress Center for Black Women to move to Capitol Square

The Progress Center for Black Women, which was founded in 2017, is moving from Fitchburg to the Capitol Square in July. 
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The Progress Center for Black Women, which was founded in 2017, is moving from Fitchburg to the Capitol Square in July.

Sabrina Madison, the founder and director, launched the center to provide education, connections, community and coworking opportunities to Black women, a release says. The current space in Fitchburg is closed, but it housed a coworking space, meditation room, meeting room and access to green space.

The new home for the Progress Center for Black Women, which is aiming to be finished the week of July 5, will have a 1,400-square-feet office with a coworking space and will host events. The office will be at 30 W. Mifflin St.

“I look forward to collaborating authentically with Madison’s downtown community,” Madison says. “Our new space and location will give us the opportunity to elevate our reach and help Black women thrive as they transform their lives and families.”

In addition to establishing the Progress Center, Madison created the Black Women’s Leadership Conference, Black Excellence Youth Conference and Black Business Expo. Madison was named one of Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison Business recipients in 2019. She is a mother, community organizer, poet and master collaborator and is also on the board of directors for several organizations and is the chair of the City of Madison’s Economic Development Committee.

The UW Credit Union Fund for Racial Equity recently awarded the Progress Center with a 2-year $50,000 grant for The Financial Health Academy, a hybrid, six-week challenge to improve the financial health of Black families in Dane County.Footer that says Subscribe with covers of Madison Magazine