#WeAreCOA 2016-12-22T14:10:56+00:00
2018-04-25T10:47:34+00:00

COA’s Riverside CLC Headed to Robotics World Championships!

From April 25th-28th, Riverside University High School’s Robotics Team will travel to Detroit, Michigan to compete in the FIRST Robotics World Championships! Riverside’s 20-member robotics team, the Riverside Robotigers, is based out of COA’s Community Learning Center (CLC) housed inside the school. The team consists of students who attend MPS schools throughout Milwaukee. Even though [...]

2018-04-19T13:18:18+00:00

COA announces 2018 Skyline Music Series lineup!

COA’s Skyline Music series will be held every Tuesday from 5:30 – 8:30 PM from July 10th to August 21st at the Selig-Joseph-Folz Amphitheater in Kadish Park. The 2018 season, presented by Allen Silverstein Law Offices and Buddha Lounge, has a diverse musical lineup including reggae, classic R & B, pop, jazz, soul, funk, and [...]

2018-04-13T14:33:23+00:00

COA Teens Visit Washington, D.C.

Thanks to the generous support of Herb Kohl Philanthropies, a group of teens from COA’s Goldin Center got the incredible chance to take a 5-day trip to Washington, D.C.! During the week of March 26th, 34 teens and nine chaperones enjoyed five exciting days of sightseeing, historical and cultural tours, and college campus visits. Youth [...]

2018-04-04T09:52:08+00:00

Buy a Giving Bag at Fresh Thyme and Direct your Donation to COA!

We are happy to announce that COA Youth & family Centers will be receiving donations this April through the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program! The program offers a special Giving Bag featuring a Giving Tag. This tag allows Fresh Thyme shoppers to direct a $1 donation to qualifying non-profits. What a great opportunity for us to [...]

2018-03-15T12:57:14+00:00

The Power of Storytelling

When Shorewood High School senior Katie Eder began volunteering at COA, she was just 13 years old. Motivated by her passion for writing and her love for volunteering, in 2014 she approached COA’s Executive Director Tom Schneider with a bold proposition: she wanted to teach a creative writing class for youth at COA.That summer, Katie [...]

2018-02-27T10:19:18+00:00

2018 Rising Star Awards

Each year at COA’s Hollywood Gala, we honor amazing program participants with the Rising Star Award. This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate what it means to reach their greatest potential. This year, we honor Riverside High School seniors Ty’Johnna Gardner and Keshawn Williams for their outstanding dedication to their school, their peers, and their communities. [...]

2018-01-25T14:26:45+00:00

You’re Invited: COA’s 2018 Hollywood Gala

While Hollywood’s brightest stars are honored at this year’s 90th Annual Academy Awards, COA will also be honoring the stars who support Milwaukee’s children and families. Join us at our 20th Annual Hollywood Gala for a night to celebrate our successes and supporters, and watch a live screening of the Academy Awards. Since 1906, COA [...]

2018-01-04T13:47:58+00:00

Fit 4 You Brings the Joy of Exercise to COA Children

Every Friday morning at COA's Burke Early Education Center, something unexpected happens; young children from Milwaukee's Amani Neighborhood join a fitness instructor for two hours of morning exercise. Children at COA have been enjoying this physical programming for two years now, thanks to a partnership with Fit 4 You, Traveling Trainer. Fit 4 You provides on-going body and [...]

2017-12-18T11:14:11+00:00

2017 Annual Meeting Award Winners

COA honored four outstanding individuals and organizations for their leadership and service this fall at our annual meeting. The event brought COA board members, volunteers, staff, and community partners together at the Wisconsin Club to hear about another incredibly successful year for COA. We also held an awards ceremony to honor the following organizations and [...]

2017-12-06T13:15:49+00:00

Join the COA Community Champions by Becoming a Monthly Donor

For over 110 years, COA has made positive changes to Milwaukee’s most distressed neighborhoods. Each year, COA aims to provide even more of Milwaukee’s youth and families with our quality services. In order to reach our goal, COA relies on the generous support of donors like you to change the lives of people all over [...]

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COA Youth & Family Centers helps Milwaukee children, teens, and families reach their greatest potential through a continuum of educational, recreational, and social work programs offered through its urban community centers and rural camp facility. As a multicultural agency, COA values diversity and cooperation, and promotes growth and positive social interaction.

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