The Progress Center for Black Women Claim

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To build and design an innovative center that serves as a hub of community, connections, valued experiences and opportunities for Black women to transform their lives and families.


To create more powerful communities of Black women who are leaders, doers, and owners.


We embrace author bell hooks’ definition of love, “love is a combination of six ingredients: care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust”. We strongly believe that embracing a love ethic is integral in doing the transformative work to empower Black women and restore families.

The  Progress Center for Black Women is the legacy Founder Sabrina Madison wants to leave behind for the Madison area. It brings all her work under one roof, quite literally, and represents a long-term commitment toward the progress of Black women and families.

The Center is currently fundraising to create unique programming and a center where Black women and their families can access resources, attend events and forge connections that will foster personal transformation, eventually transforming the community as a whole.

The center will house a computer lab for access and learning, a community kitchen for cooking lessons and experimenting, a library and bookstore to offer business resources as well leisure reading with a focus on Black authors and a community room where people can test out their poetry, plays or other theatrical endeavors.

Sabrina wants the space to be comfortable, approachable and allow the community to have a sense of ownership of the space.

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