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Proposed community centers in Madison

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Two Madison communities may could have community centers next year.

Mayor Paul Soglin's proposed 2013 capital budget includes about $2 million for the development of community centers in the Theresa Terrace neighborhood on the city's southwest side and in the Brentwood neighborhood on the city's north side.

Mayor Soglin says one other community center may also be in the works, along with remodeling a pre-existing community center.

The city's plan commission approved the option to buy a duplex for $135,000 in the Theresa Terrace neighborhood earlier this month. The proposal now goes to the City Council for approval and Mayor Soglin believes the proposals will be approved.

The community centers would offer after-school tutoring and enrichment programs for youth, as well as high-school equivalency and job training and placement programs for adults.

Mayor Soglin says the community centers will offer a place for members of the community to go. He says the community center should help cut down on crime in the neighborhood.

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