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COA Youth & Family Centers was established in 1906 to serve low-income children and families in Milwaukee. We focus on three core areas: Early Child Development, Youth Development, and Community Development. Family is at the center of all we do.

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A local organization with results!

10,000

children and families served every year at COA!

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13

locations throughout Milwaukee, plus Camp Helen Brachman in central Wisconsin.

98%

of children in our early education programs improved their behavior.

2,400+

youth served by our two
community centers and
8 MPS locations.

100%

of children who attended Camp Helen Brachman received a scholarship.

9,000

people who attended COA’s
Skyline Music Series.
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#WeAreCOA

The voice of COA’s participants, volunteers, donors, and staff.

2020-10-14T15:40:42-05:00

COA’s 2020 Annual Meeting Celebrates Unprecedented Year of Resilience and Success

COA Youth & Family Centers held its annual meeting on October 5, 2020 - celebrating an unprecedented year of resilience and success. The virtual event united COA’s Board of Directors, staff, and supporters to reflect [...]

2020-07-02T12:32:09-05:00

Juneteenth Celebration at COA Promotes “Social Justice Through a Child’s Eyes”

On Friday, June 19, COA Youth & Family Centers held a Juneteenth celebration in Moody Park, adjacent to COA’s Goldin Center in Amani. An estimated 100 people joined together for a fun and uplifting day [...]

2020-04-09T14:37:43-05:00

Expanding COA’s Food Pantry & Opening a Free Meal Program in Milwaukee’s Amani Neighborhood

COA Youth & Family Centers is responding to COVID-19 by making sure children and families in Milwaukee’s low-income Amani neighborhood have access to healthy foods. COA is expanding its food pantry - which experienced a [...]

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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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909 E. North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53212
ph.414.263.8383
development@coa-yfc.org