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 [...]

Join the COA Community Champions by Becoming a Monthly Donor

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

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 [...]

COA Celebrates National STEM Day with Kohl’s Explore Your Future Program!

2017-11-20T09:21:10+00:00

On Wednesday, November 8th, COA celebrated National STEM Day with a STEM Exploration event at our Goldin Center (2320 W. Burleigh Street). National STEM Day is a holiday that encourages youth to explore their passions for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. 90 youth from our pre-teen and teen programs attended COA’s STEM Exploration event, where [...]

Introducing COA’s 2017 Parents of the Year

2017-09-05T11:42:32+00:00

We are excited to recognize Linda Gorens-Levey & Michael Levey and Suzanne & Michael Hupy as COA’s 2017 Parents of the Year!  This award recognizes two wonderful couples for their outstanding community service and their role as great parents.  One of our primary goals at COA is to provide the support that parents need to [...]

A message from COA on the recent events in Milwaukee

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

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 [...]

Announcing COA’s 2016 Parents of the Year!

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

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 [...]

COA Wins Two 2016 MANDI’s

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

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 [...]

Longtime COA Family Gives Back

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

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 [...]

You’re Invited: COA’s 2016 Hollywood Gala

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

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. [...]

COA is a MANDI 2016 Nominee!

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

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 [...]