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

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!

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 [...]

Brenda Roshell: 2016 Ethel Nutis Gill Award Winner

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]