COA’s Tom Schneider Wins Nonprofit Executive of the Year Award!


We’re excited to announce Tom Schneider, Executive Director of COA Youth & Family Centers, won BizTimes Media’s 2020 Nonprofit Executive of the Year Award! The prestigious award was presented by BizTimes Media at their 7th Annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards, held virtually on Friday, November 6, 2020.  Each year, the Nonprofit Executive of the Year Award [...]

New Charity Navigator Ratings Place COA as Highest Rated Nonprofit in Wisconsin


Charity Navigator’s 2019 ratings now list COA Youth & Family Centers as the highest rated charity in the State of Wisconsin.  In addition, COA is listed as: The highest rated “Human Services” charity in Wisconsin, The highest rated provider of “Children’s and Family Services” in Wisconsin, and Nationally, Charity Navigator gives COA the 6th highest rating [...]

You’re Invited: COA’s 2019 Hollywood Gala


COA is rolling out the red carpet for our 21st Annual Hollywood Gala! While Hollywood’s brightest stars are honored at this year’s 91st Annual Academy Awards, COA will also honor the stars that support Milwaukee’s children and families. Join us at our 21st Annual Hollywood Gala for a night to celebrate our successes, honor our [...]

Announcing COA’s 2018 Parents of the Year!


One of our key goals here at COA is to give parents the tools to be their children’s first and most important teachers. Each year COA recognizes two outstanding local couples for their role as superb parents and their dedicated service to the Milwaukee community. We are thrilled to honor Rhonda & Gregory Oberland and [...]

COA announces 2018 Skyline Music Series lineup!


COA’s Skyline Music series will be held every Tuesday from 5:30 – 8:30 PM from July 10th to August 21st at the Selig-Joseph-Folz Amphitheater in Kadish Park. The 2018 season, presented by Allen Silverstein Law Offices and Buddha Lounge, has a diverse musical lineup including reggae, classic R & B, pop, jazz, soul, funk, and [...]

COA Teens Visit Washington, D.C.


Thanks to the generous support of Herb Kohl Philanthropies, a group of teens from COA’s Goldin Center got the incredible chance to take a 5-day trip to Washington, D.C.! During the week of March 26th, 34 teens and nine chaperones enjoyed five exciting days of sightseeing, historical and cultural tours, and college campus visits. Youth [...]

Buy a Giving Bag at Fresh Thyme and Direct your Donation to COA!


We are happy to announce that COA Youth & family Centers will be receiving donations this April through the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program! The program offers a special Giving Bag featuring a Giving Tag. This tag allows Fresh Thyme shoppers to direct a $1 donation to qualifying non-profits. What a great opportunity for us to [...]

You’re Invited: COA’s 2018 Hollywood Gala


While Hollywood’s brightest stars are honored at this year’s 90th Annual Academy Awards, COA will also be honoring the stars who support Milwaukee’s children and families. Join us at our 20th Annual Hollywood Gala for a night to celebrate our successes and supporters, and watch a live screening of the Academy Awards. Since 1906, COA [...]

2017 Annual Meeting Award Winners


COA honored four outstanding individuals and organizations for their leadership and service this fall at our annual meeting. The event brought COA board members, volunteers, staff, and community partners together at the Wisconsin Club to hear about another incredibly successful year for COA. We also held an awards ceremony to honor the following organizations and [...]

Join the COA Community Champions by Becoming a Monthly Donor


For over 110 years, COA has made positive changes to Milwaukee’s most distressed neighborhoods. Each year, COA aims to provide even more of Milwaukee’s youth and families with our quality services. In order to reach our goal, COA relies on the generous support of donors like you to change the lives of people all over [...]