2018 Rising Star Awards

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

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. [...]

You’re Invited: COA’s 2018 Hollywood Gala

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

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 [...]

Fit 4 You Brings the Joy of Exercise to COA Children

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

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 Annual Meeting Award Winners

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

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 [...]

Discovery World’s STEM Camps Inspire, Educate, and Captivate Young Scientists

2017-09-05T11:46:55+00:00

This summer, over 40 COA youth benefited from generous scholarships from Discovery World to participate in the beloved Milwaukee museum’s Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) day camps. Each of the week-long sessions led children through in-depth exploration of scientific concepts taught through fun, hands-on projects and individualized instruction. Over 1405 individual students attended at [...]

76 preschoolers graduate from Milwaukee’s HIPPY program, ready for school!

2017-05-24T12:18:43+00:00

Congratulations to the seventy-six preschoolers who graduated from Milwaukee’s HIPPY program on Saturday, May 13th! HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is an internationally renowned early literacy and parental engagement program that has been shown to help kids get ready to succeed when they enter school; the Milwaukee HIPPY program is provided by [...]

Baby Box University – Milwaukee Launch!

2017-04-10T11:18:18+00:00

COA Youth & Family Centers is committed to helping mothers reach their greatest potential by providing the tools and support they need to succeed. We are thrilled to announce a brand-new partnership between COA, Stork & Company Wisconsin, and the Baby Box Company to provide vital supplies and educational resources for new parents living in [...]

Kohl’s gives COA $375,000 grant for new programs, including STEM

2017-03-09T14:53:28+00:00

Children at COA Youth & Family Centers will soon be exploring the future thanks to a generous contribution from Kohl's. The $375,000 funding plan will be spread out over three years, and will allow us to implement new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming at our three youth centers and seven community learning centers. [...]

Read Anywhere: Partnership for Literacy Launch!

2016-12-22T14:11:03+00:00

Sam’s Hope and HIPPY-Milwaukee announce a community-wide photo campaign in connection with their new Read Anywhere literacy and book distribution initiative. To help promote literacy, Milwaukee parents are encouraged to take pictures reading with their children and post these photos to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #ReadAnywhereMKE.  The Read Anywhere: Partnership for Literacy partners — Home Instruction for [...]