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United Way of Greater Milwaukee supports the life-changing work we do, and they recently made a video about COA with Executive Director Tom Schneider.
Children and families at the Gill Family Resource Center need Winter coats of all child and adult sizes. Please help us ensure our children and families can be safe and warm this Winter with a donation of clean, gently used or new Winter coats. To arrange a donation drop-off, please contact Laura atLLysaght@coa-yfc.org or call [...]
The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation has generously contributed a grant of $150,000 to support the construction of the new Early Education Center (EEC) at COA's Goldin Center campus. The new EEC early education center will provide quality learning and development opportunities for low-income children (birth to six years). The project is part of a [...]
COA welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors this September at the agency's annual meeting. We are pleased to announce the addition of Michael (Mike) Aldana, a partner in of Quarles & Brady's Labor and Employment Group, and the return of Ronald D. Miller of Cleary Gull, and Tracy Luber of Milwaukee Economic [...]
COA is proud to have achieved 100% participation in the past, and this year we contributed again to this great cause. United Way of Greater Milwaukee is a major funder of programs at COA, and we can’t imagine what our programming would look like without their support. Last Monday, we held our annual United Way Workplace Giving luncheon [...]
“We began looking at the needs not just of the children in our after-school program, but the needs of the neighborhood, because that’s the environment that wraps around the children who are coming into our center and the school,” Schneider said. Read more at Shepherd Express.
COA is a proud sponsor of the film Felix for MKE Film Festival. "Fourteen-year-old Felix dreams of following in his late father's footsteps as a musician in post-apartheid South Africa, but first he must overcome the trepidations of his mother and peers to succeed in this winning story filled to the brim with irresistible musical performances. Granted entrance [...]
Thanks to the following companies and individuals for their generosity. Thanks to your generosity, hundreds of children were able to start school with new backpacks full of school supplies. […]
COA's Youth Development programs have been selected for participation in the one-year Beyond the Bell Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) pilot this fall. This city-wide initiative to improve the quality of out-of-school time programs for youth ages 13-18 aims to enhance the capacity of youth-serving organizations to measure, assess, and improve program delivery through shared standards [...]