The Malone Center ( is transforming its 14,000 sq. ft. building that stood as a staple in Lincoln for nearly 70 years. The new 55,000 sq. ft. building projected to be complete by 2025 will be built to withstand 100 more years of service to the people of Lincoln.

CEO of The Malone Center, John Goodwin, says the demolition and construction of the old building aren’t stopping their programs. He said if anything it’s lit a fire inside those with the center to get out into the community. “We’re more than just a building,” Goodwin explained. “Our job is to be out in the community, bringing that community center to them.”

Goodwin said they are temporarily relocating some of their offerings like their maternal wellness program to First United Methodist. Their Preschool program will be moved to City Impact.
According to the CEO, the Malone Center is excited to serve up long-awaited updates for people who need it. He says the $25 million project will feature a large gymnasium with a state-of-the-art scoreboard, as well as classrooms to carry out programs.

The Malone Center started in 1955 as a community center in the midst of the civil rights era as a platform for creating racial and socioeconomic equality. For more information, or to learn about their programs, visit or contact them directly at (402) 474-1110.