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2018-09-18T14:33:11+00:00

Dalisa Takes Her First Steps with COA

This story was originally published in COA's 2018 Annual Report. Read the whole report here. When she was born, now 20-month-old Dalisa was diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia, a disability of the hip joint which makes walking extremely difficult. As an infant Dalisa wore a full-body harness for 24 hours per day. Dalisa joined COA’s Riverwest [...]

2018-09-14T13:01:53+00:00

COA Introduces New Youth Programs at MLK School and Keefe Avenue School!

COA is excited to announce that we have introduced brand new after-school programming at two exciting sites: Keefe Avenue School and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School!  COA has partnered with these schools to open Safe Places that provide after-school programming for children and preteens. Programs at both Safe Places will include academic tutoring, visual [...]

2018-06-21T15:00:07+00:00

Announcing COA’s 2018 Parents of the Year!

One of our key goals here at COA is to give parents the tools to be their children’s first and most important teachers. Each year COA recognizes two outstanding local couples for their role as superb parents and their dedicated service to the Milwaukee community. We are thrilled to honor Rhonda & Gregory Oberland and [...]

2018-06-14T13:18:12+00:00

New Amani Voices Podcast Building Neighborhood Bridges

“I didn’t know that!” a NOVA High School student was in awe as a senior Amani resident recalled her experience with the Milwaukee riot of 1967. He had heard about the riot before, but this was his first time hearing all the scary details. The two sat around a table with other Amani elders, NOVA [...]

2018-05-18T13:53:49+00:00

66 Preschoolers Graduate from Milwaukee’s HIPPY Program

Congratulations to the sixty-six preschoolers who graduated from Milwaukee’s HIPPY program on Saturday, May 12th! HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is an internationally renowned early literacy and parental engagement program that prepares children ages 3-5 for success when they enter school. Member of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Milwaukee and [...]

2018-05-17T14:46:22+00:00

Mission STEM-possible: COA’s new STEM Program Creates Surprising Crop of Science Lovers

When COA’s STEM Program Coordinator Lina Nguyen first introduced STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lessons to preteens and teens in COA’s youth development program they were not very excited. “A lot of kids didn’t really know what it was,” recalls Lina. “Younger kids didn’t take it too seriously. Older kids were turned off as [...]

2018-05-14T13:50:01+00:00

COA Kids Learn the Value of Dance with Express Yourself MKE

Every Thursday afternoon at COA’s Community Learning Center (CLC) at Westside Academy School, 25 fourth and fifth graders come together for African dance lessons. For over five years, COA has partnered with Express Yourself MKE to give these girls and boys some time to get loose and learn about dance movements around the globe. Express [...]

2018-05-09T13:59:34+00:00

Young Artists Thrive in COA’s Music and Video Production Program

When local musician and youth advocate Kiran Vedula began giving music and video production workshops at COA’s Riverwest and Goldin Centers in fall 2017, one of the biggest challenges was actually getting kids into the recording studio. Many of the preteens and teens in COA’s new Music and Video Production Program were nervous to [...]

2018-05-04T10:03:51+00:00

COA’s Riverside Robotigers Make their Mark at the Robotics World Championships!

This past weekend, the Riverside Robotigers robotics team from COA’s Community Learning Center (CLC) at Riverside High School traveled to Detroit to participate in the FIRST Robotics World Championships! From April 25th - 28th, the 20-member team got to compete against the top robotics teams in the world. As they loaded up buses and [...]

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