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Design for a Difference is the only community-driven designer movement in the U.S. and Canada that brings local business owners together with interior designers to makeover much needed spaces at local charities. The 2017 Design for a Difference – Madison makeover of Centro Hispano, 810 West Badger Road in Madison is brought to you by FLOOR360 through our affiliation with the International Design Guild.

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2017 Design for a Difference Makeover Completed

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2017 Design Team

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The 2017 Design for a Difference Makeover of Centro Hispano is now complete! The estimated value of the makeover is over $600,000 in demo, donations, labor, materials, painting, furniture, design, installation and staging. We can comfortably say this makeover is among the largest makeover of a non-profit in the United States in terms of value and interior square feet.

This page contains an overview of the 2017 Design for a Difference makeover of Centro Hispano. Please take some time to view our 2017 Progress Updates with photos and videos that feature a few of the 38 local design professionals who have volunteered their own time since April 2017 to meet and plan this makeover. Watch the video and meet some of the key people who work at Centro Hispano to provide crucial services to the Madison community. Finally, this whole project is made possible by over 100 partners and donors who have supplied a combination of funds, materials, labor, promotion, project management, and skills. A comprehensive list of individuals and businesses who contributed to this project are listed below.

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2017 Design for a Difference Progress Update #1 – Photos

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Centro Hispano Project Meetings June 2017

FLOOR360 is in our third year of Design for a Difference in Madison. Each year we select a non-profit from nominations to receive an interior makeover free of charge. Since announcing that Centro Hispano will receive the makeover in 2017, over forty local designers have volunteered to join the Design for a Difference design team! Read more

2017 Design for a Difference Progress Update #2 – Video


2017 Design for a Difference Progress Update #3 – Video


2017 Design for a Difference Progress Update #4 – Video


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Centro Hispano History
(from their website) ​Centro Hispano of Dane County was founded in 1983 by a group of community volunteers, including Ilda Thomas Contreras, who also served as the agency’s first executive director, to meet the emergent needs of Cuban refugees recently settled in Madison. However, as the Latino community in Dane County grew and diversified over the years, so did Centro’s programs and services. In 2006, Centro Hispano became the owner of an 18,000 square foot facility at 810 West Badger Road in the heart of Madison’s south side. Read more about Centro Hispano.