#WeAreCOA 2016-12-22T14:10:56+00:00
2017-09-05T11:42:32+00:00

Introducing COA’s 2017 Parents of the Year

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 [...]

2017-05-24T12:18:43+00:00

76 preschoolers graduate from Milwaukee’s HIPPY program, ready for school!

Congratulations to the seventy-six preschoolers who graduated from Milwaukee’s HIPPY program on Saturday, May 13th! HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is an internationally renowned early literacy and parental engagement program that has been shown to help kids get ready to succeed when they enter school; the Milwaukee HIPPY program is provided by [...]

2017-04-10T11:18:18+00:00

Baby Box University – Milwaukee Launch!

COA Youth & Family Centers is committed to helping mothers reach their greatest potential by providing the tools and support they need to succeed. We are thrilled to announce a brand-new partnership between COA, Stork & Company Wisconsin, and the Baby Box Company to provide vital supplies and educational resources for new parents living in [...]

2017-03-09T14:53:28+00:00

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. [...]

2016-12-29T08:46:35+00:00

Amani Teens Lead Creation of Community Mural

Murals are meant to be an illustration of the community where they are created. The new teen-developed mural, unveiled at COA's Max Samson and Nancy Pinter Family Teen Center inside the Goldin Center on December 16th, provides a shining example of the growing community engagement and pride that is helping drive a brighter future for [...]

2016-12-22T14:11:03+00:00

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 [...]

2016-09-20T14:11:00+00:00

Brenda Roshell: 2016 Ethel Nutis Gill Award Winner

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 [...]

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

A message from COA on the recent events in Milwaukee

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 [...]

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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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