Announcing COA’s 2018 Parents of the Year!

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

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 [...]

New Amani Voices Podcast Building Neighborhood Bridges

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

“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 [...]

66 Preschoolers Graduate from Milwaukee’s HIPPY Program

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

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 [...]

COA Kids Learn the Value of Dance with Express Yourself MKE

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

COA’s Riverside CLC Headed to Robotics World Championships!

2018-04-25T10:47:34+00:00

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 [...]

COA announces 2018 Skyline Music Series lineup!

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

The Power of Storytelling

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

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 [...]