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2016-09-20T14:11:00+00:00

Brenda Roshell: 2016 Ethel Nutis Gill Award Winner

Brenda Roshell is a faithful participant at COA’s Goldin Center who has lived in the Amani neighborhood for over 42 years. She is dedicated to strengthening the Amani community where she grew up, and is currently raising four of her grandchildren while working fulltime. Before the Burke Early Education Center (EEC) opened last summer, Brenda [...]

2016-12-22T14:11:06+00:00

A message from COA on the recent events in Milwaukee

Dear Friends, By now I am sure you are aware of the events that occurred in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood, which is about 20 blocks west of the COA Goldin Center.  Like so many others, I was concerned and the next morning I went to the Goldin Center to talk with Amani neighborhood residents and [...]

2016-12-22T14:11:06+00:00

Announcing COA’s 2016 Parents of the Year!

Every year COA gathers with community members to celebrate the power of positive parenting by recognizing outstanding parents here in Milwaukee. COA is proud to announce Peter and Natalia Feigin, as well as Nancy Pinter and Max Samson, as our 2016 honorees for the 34th annual Parents of the Year Luncheon! The future of our [...]

2016-12-22T14:11:06+00:00

10th Anniversary Season: COA’s Skyline Music Series

COA is kicking off the 10th Anniversary Season of the Skyline Music Series on Tuesday, July 12th at Selig-Joseph-Folz Amphitheater in Kadish Park. The only free weekly concert series serving Riverwest, Brewers Hill, Brady Street, Beerline, and Harambee neighborhoods, Skyline was originally created as part of COA’s structured revitalization of Kilbourn-Kadish Park and the surrounding [...]

2016-12-22T14:11:06+00:00

Congrats to the 2016 HIPPY Graduates!

72 preschoolers and their parents graduated from COA's Home Instruction for the Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program on May 14th, at the Milwaukee Public Library’s beautiful Centennial Hall. See the picture album here. COA’s Executive Director, Tom Schneider, can’t help getting excited describing the program, “The HIPPY early education program is a core part of [...]

2016-05-10T11:41:56+00:00

“Portal” Creating Conversations on Gun Violence

What is that big gold container next to the COA Goldin Center? It’s part of a global project designed to create new perspectives through face-to-face video conversations between people who may never have met. The portal in Milwaukee will connect you with a resident in New Jersey for a video conversation. The project is a [...]

2016-04-11T16:08:42+00:00

COA Wins Two 2016 MANDI’s

COA is having an incredible 110th anniversary year, and we are really excited about the future in the Amani, Riverwest, and Harambee neighborhoods we serve. This March we won two MANDIs (Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation); COA’s Executive Director Tom Schneider best expresses just how proud and excited we are: “It was humbling and [...]

2016-12-22T14:11:06+00:00

Longtime COA Family Gives Back

It’s not hard to quantify the work we do here at COA; thousands and thousands of lives have been touched-- 10,000 each year; hundreds of at-risk youth are provided scholarships to camp each summer; and 90 cents of every dollar we raise directly serves Milwaukee families. But numbers don’t always tell the whole story. Meet [...]

2016-12-22T14:11:06+00:00

COA Announces 2016 Rising Star Award Recipients!

We are proud to recognize these Rising Stars for their tremendous leadership and personal growth throughout their participation in COA programs. Azalea and Chris embody COA's holistic mission to serve children, strengthen families, and build our Milwaukee community. Chris Morgan Chris Morgan is a mentor, leader, and coach passionate about the Amani neighborhood where he [...]

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