Early Child Development Youth Development Community Development


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!


children and families served every year at COA!



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


of children in our early education programs improved their behavior.


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


of children who attended Camp Helen Brachman received a scholarship.


people who attended COA’s
Skyline Music Series.

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


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 [...]


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 [...]


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