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Inclusive Childcare & Accessible Housing

Red Caboose & Movin' Out are partnering to build a unique facility in one of Madison's most diverse neighborhoods

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Planned for Madison’s East Side, the new development will include Red Caboose Child Care, where children will have a safe, modern space to thrive under the tutelage of educators, backed by nearly 50 years of mission-driven experience.

Additionally, Movin’ Out will provide safe, affordable, multi-family apartments that include supportive units for people with disabilities. This shared facility will lay a new track forward for our children’s futures. That begins today. And it begins with your support.

 

How much we've raised:

73%
$5.5M

A MODERN SPACE FOR MODERN NEEDS

A NEW LOCATION

Located in a high-traffic corridor on the corner of East Washington Avenue and 6th Street; part of urban in-fill development

A NEW SCHOOL TO SERVE 50% MORE CHILDREN

20,000 square feet all on the ground floor to address the growing need for affordable, inclusive childcare

MODERN FACILITIES

New nature-based playground, kitchen, modern classrooms, community room, and underground parking

A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP

Partnering with Movin' Out, Inc., an organization committed to meeting the growing need for accessible, affordable housing

Virtual Fly-Over Tour

PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT PROJECT

Kathryn Auerback, Executive Director, Movin' Out, Inc.

“Movin' Out is proud to partner with Red Caboose on this unique project combining high quality child care and high-quality healthy, affordable housing in one building."

Curt Brink, Curt Vaughn Brink Companies

"The Red Caboose/Movin' Out project's location is strategically important in the redevelopment of the East Washington corridor."

Marsha Rummel, Madison Common Council - District 6

"It is brilliant! What an asset this will be for the Union Corners and Eken Park neighborhoods and for the entire city."

Ruth Schmidt, Executive Dir., WI Early Childhood Assoc.

"This could be a real game-changer for local families. High teacher retention rate is very rare among childcare centers and reflects the quality of Red Caboose's programming."

Jason Ilstrup, President, Downtown Madison, Inc. (DMI)

"The inclusion of affordable housing and childcare, and the combined track records of both Red Caboose and Movin' Out make this project a true winner for Madison."

Wisconsin State Journal (WSJ)

"Red Caboose is on track to move to a new location at the corner of East Washington Avenue and 6th Street...for a grand opening in the fall of 2022...its 50th anniversary."

DMI PODCAST WITH RED CABOOSE
WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL ARTICLE
FULL STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

OPEN OPPORTUNITIES THAT CLOSE THE GAP

Your gift can give access to early childhood education and affordable housing to those who will benefit most.

DONOR RECOGNITION & NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

All donations to the New Tracks Capital Campaign will be recognized.

All donors will be displayed in the lobby of the new facility.

Naming opportunities within the new facility include classrooms, community room, kitchen, playground, activity rooms, parent room and more. 

A donation of any size will put us closer to providing a new home for Red Caboose - giving more families access to childcare AND housing they need now.

Conductors Circle

Conductor’s Circle Charter Donors

Aaron & Sara Stephenson, Alex & Candace Leggett, Alex King, Amy & Alexander Squitieri, Andrea Suarez, Andy & Katie Wunnicke, Barb & Mike Pratzel, Barry Callen, Bea & Lau Christensen Charitable Foundation, Becky & Joman Schachter, Beth & Dan O’Callaghan, Blyth & Associates, Inc., Blythe & Trevor Robbins, Bridget St. Peter & Tedward Erker, Celeste Robins, Cherie Carver, Cheryl Heiman, Cindy Gillis, Colin Stroud & Megan Cancila, Crystal Ranson, Damon Butler, Dan & Mari McCarty, Danny & Cheryl Melkert, David & Laurian Lytle, David Sample, Dennis Hill, Diane Ballweg, Dick & Judy Kelly, Dorothy & Greg Conniff, Ellen Rubinstein & Josh Bauduin, Erdman Foundation, Evjue Foundation, Inc., Florentina Popovici & Leif Brottem, Gail Bliss, Gary Gorman, Gary Owens, Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

 

Hannah Spaul & Mike Engel, Harriet Brown & James Young, James & Michelle Stellner, James Nelson, Jane Rundell, Jason Anderson, Jason Salus & Renee Moe, Jayne Neuendorf & Al Reichenberger, Jeffrey Lange & Eileen Marsh, Jeffrey Levy, Jen & Jeff Kollath, Jenn Ebbott, Jessica A. Reisinger, Jody McCann & Peg Smelser, Johanna Olson, John & Becky Tradewell, John Schlaefer, Johnson Insurance,  Joseph & Margaret Koenig, Judy & Ben Sidran, Julie Swedarsky, Karen Anderson, Karen Hein, Kate Lloyd & Aaron O’Neil, Katharine (Katie) and Andrew Wunnicke, Kathleen Falk, Kathleen Gilbertson, Ken Saiki, Kim Owens, Krista Roys, Laura Rogers, Linda Bochert & David Hanson, Linda & Tim Eisele, Lisa Mitchell, Lori Hayward, Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Inc., Maggie & Jeremy Kratz, Magic Pebble Foundation, Marianne Morton, Mary Ellyn & Joe Sensenbrenner, Michelle & Lewis Slawney, Mitch & Suzanne Hagopian, Monona Bank, Oscar Rennebohm Foundation, Inc., Pam Bennett, Patricia Williams, Pat & Sue Mooney, Peter & Alice Waldron, Peter & Geri Cupery, Peter Kleppin, Philip & Lynn Straus Foundation, QBE Foundation, Quinn Heneghan, Richard & Judy Kelly, Richard & Karen Verhagen, Richard Reichardt & Susan Ihler, Rick Lanius, Robert & Kristine Stutz, Sarah Grapentine, Sharyl Kato, Sonia & Mike Boehm, Summit Credit Union, Susan Hobart & Billy Feitlinger, Susan & Stanley Shemanski, Susan S. Lloyd, Timothy Fox, Tom Christensen & Stephanie Kessenich, Tom Neujahr, Tom Royston, Toni & Jon Skala, U.S. Bank Foundation, Urban Assets, LLC, Wall Family Enterprise, Inc.,  Wendy Rakower & Warren Buckles, William White, Ziyad Sultan

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