Welcome to

COA Youth & Family Centers

909 E. North Avenue •
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone:(414) 263- 8383 • Fax:(414) 263-8386

COA has served Milwaukee children and families for over 100 years, and I hope this website helps you learn more about the many wonderful programs COA has to offer. There is something for everyone at COA and I hope you will like what you see and want to get involved. If so, please contact us. And if you want to see more, I would be glad to give you a tour so you can see for yourself how COA reaches so many children and families and how your support and involvement can play an important role. Welcome!

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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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COA Youth & Family Centers has received a 4-Star rating for the eighth consecutive year from Charity Navigator, a national evaluator of nonprofit organizations. Only 2% of the charities rated by Charity Navigator have received this top distinction for eight or more years consecutively. In addition to being one of only 23 4-Star rated nonprofits in Wisconsin, COA also scored among the top ten highest rated children and family services organizations in the nation.

 

 

                  

 

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Parents Of The Year 2014

Thanks for all who attended, donated, sponsored, or volunteered at our 32nd Annual Parents of the Year luncheon, honoring Steve & Melanie Booth and Rick & Sue Strait. For a recap of the event, click here. At COA Youth & Family Centers, family is at the heart of all we do. Since 1982, COA’s Parents of the Year event has recognized parents who are making a difference in their own home and in our community. Parents of the Year is a celebration of our mission and programs which reach 16,000 children, teens, and families, giving them the support and tools they need to reach their fullest potential.

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Thanks to all who attended, donated, sponsored or volunteered at our 16th annual gala, Steppin' Out On Hollywood's Biggest Night.

Presented by the Marcus Corporation, NATO – National association of Theatre Owners of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.