COA Mission

COA Youth & Family Centers helps Milwaukee children, teens, and families reach their greatest potential through a continuum of educational, recreational, and social work programs offered through its urban community centers and rural camp facility. As a multicultural agency, COA values diversity and cooperation, and promotes growth and positive social interaction.

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Our Children Need Winter Coats!

Children and families at the Gill Family Resource Center need Winter coats of all child and adult sizes. Please help us ensure our children and families can be safe and warm this Winter with a donation of clean, gently used or new Winter coats. To arrange a donation drop-off, please contact Laura atLLysaght@coa-yfc.org or call [...]

By | October 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Children Need Winter Coats!

$150,000 Awarded by the Herzfeld Foundation for New Early Education Center

The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation has generously contributed a grant of $150,000 to support the construction of the new Early Education Center (EEC) at COA's Goldin Center campus. The new EEC early education center will provide quality learning and development opportunities for low-income children (birth to six years). The project is part of a [...]

By | October 24th, 2014|Agency, Grants|Comments Off on $150,000 Awarded by the Herzfeld Foundation for New Early Education Center

Annual Meeting recap

COA welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors this September at the agency's annual meeting. We are pleased to announce the addition of Michael (Mike) Aldana, a partner in of Quarles & Brady's Labor and Employment Group, and the return of Ronald D. Miller of Cleary Gull, and Tracy Luber of Milwaukee Economic [...]

By | October 24th, 2014|Agency|Comments Off on Annual Meeting recap

COA Supports United Way

COA is proud to have achieved 100% participation in the past,  and this year we contributed again to this great cause. United Way of Greater Milwaukee is a major funder of programs at COA, and we can’t imagine what our programming would look like without their support. Last Monday, we held our annual United Way Workplace Giving luncheon [...]

By | October 16th, 2014|Agency|Comments Off on COA Supports United Way

“A Positive Vision of Schools Emerges” – Shepherd Express

“We began looking at the needs not just of the children in our after-school program, but the needs of the neighborhood, because that’s the environment that wraps around the children who are coming into our center and the school,” Schneider said. Read more at Shepherd Express.

By | September 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “A Positive Vision of Schools Emerges” – Shepherd Express

COA Sponsors MKE Film Festival

COA is a proud sponsor of the film Felix for MKE Film Festival. "Fourteen-year-old Felix dreams of following in his late father's footsteps as a musician in post-apartheid South Africa, but first he must overcome the trepidations of his mother and peers to succeed in this winning story filled to the brim with irresistible musical performances. Granted entrance [...]

By | September 24th, 2014|Community engagement|Comments Off on COA Sponsors MKE Film Festival

Beyond The Bell

COA's Youth Development programs have been selected for participation in the one-year Beyond the Bell Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) pilot this fall. This city-wide initiative to improve the quality of out-of-school time programs for youth ages 13-18 aims to enhance the capacity of youth-serving organizations to measure, assess, and improve program delivery through shared standards [...]

By | September 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Beyond The Bell