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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 [...]

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

You’re Invited: COA’s 2016 Hollywood Gala

In 1906 COA began serving Milwaukee families – that same year, the very first feature film was produced. In the 110 years since, COA has helped foster thousands and thousands of dreams. Our participants might not have stars on the walk of fame, but their successes help to shape a new, better city every day. [...]

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

COA is a MANDI 2016 Nominee!

COA is proud to be nominated by the Milwaukee Association for Neighborhood Development Innovation’s (MANDI) prestigious BMO Harris Cornerstone Award for its efforts in the transformation of the Amani neighborhood. To add to the excitement, the Milwaukee County Parks Department and partners have been nominated for the Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award for opening [...]

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