Goodnow Community Center

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Welcome to Our Site

Goodnow Community Center is a positive anchor in the community that people can become involved in. The families of our youth come to us by family referrals and we have an active relationship with Frankford Improvement Association and the surrounding area public schools. Youth that participated in Goodnow’s programs, after graduating from high school, come back to work at Goodnow to give back to the center and the community.


In June of 1995 the Baltimore Police Athletic League opened their first center at this location. Their mission was to reduce juvenile-involved crime and victimization by allowing young people to interact with police officers in a positive setting while participating in constructive activities that offer support in the areas of academic enrichment, character development, cultural arts, and athletics.

When the PAL’s were closed in Baltimore City, Goodnow chose to remain open and became an independently run program with Civic Works continuing to support the center with academic enrichment.