COA 10 Year Celebration!

Community Outreach Alliance was established in 2013 when 14 kids passed away from a drug overdose, a group of passionate individuals formed Community Outreach Alliance (COA Ministries) so they could provide healthy opportunities and resources for the youth and community.  COA continues to strive to provide free food, music outreach, and community partner resources for youth, families, military, and seniors to stay healthy and active.

We have a two-fold mission with Food Connection and COA Entertainment.

FOOD CONNECTION serves as a vehicle to share food and touches hundreds of individuals and/or families per month in our community who are struggling for food and proper nutrition. In Orange County’s San Clemente, 7.1% of persons living in poverty 1 vs. 11.1% in all of Orange County.  In San Clemente, 12,049 senior citizens reside, making up 18.9% of the population; 7.2% of seniors in Orange County live below the poverty line. Weekly we serve hundreds of elderly, families, and the military. Because of our amazing sponsors, we get to continue to serve the over 1,400 monthly individuals in the community. Food Connection not only provides groceries to those in need in our local community, seniors, and the military but also provides volunteer opportunities for teens and adults looking for community service to help others.

COA ENTERTAINMENT is a safe place for youth to express their musical talents, get some practice performing live and play with others on stage at Open Mic Nights.  Because of incredible community sponsors/relationships, youth/young adults get to perform live in front of audiences at local events, which provides a safe and sober opportunity for youth to find their passion and stay away from drugs & alcohol. We have had over 100 COA performers in past years, approximately 50 performers in the last year,  that have provided LIVE MUSIC with COA Entertainment.  Also, at all events they help share about a variety of community resources from non-profits groups that  COA partners with -all to promote a Healthy Lifestyle for Youth and Young Adults. The performers also help share about COA’s free food distribution.

COA is currently working to celebrate its 10th anniversary by hosting a community celebration San Clemente Music Festival at the San Clemente Outlets.

SAN CLEMENTE MUSIC FESTIVAL Summer Kickoff will bring together the community with the message that Youth/Young Adult wellness matters!

Come and enjoy LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES at CENTER COURT on a large stage by performers & bands that are talented Youth/Young Adults from COA Entertainment.
We will have 20 WELLNESS RESOURCE BOOTHS so attendees can learn about many important resources related to mental health and substance use (including Fentanyl awareness) and other wellness topics. Also, there will be information on job/volunteer opportunities & activities that are offered in the community.
To encourage Youth/Young Adults to engage at the Resource Booths, they will get raffle tickets. There will be 5 drawings for a variety of PRIZES! Also, There will be SPEAKERS throughout the event!




11:00- COREY ANGELI: @coreyangelimusic

11:15- LINDSAY KOHL: @lindsaykohl.singer

11:45- MAGGIE’S DILEMMA: @maggiesdilemma

Owen Pothier- Knox Kuhn- Maggie Turner – Brody Cox

12:25- INLIMBO: @thebandinlimbo

Individual Tags: Summer Brennan @summerbrennanmusic – Leland Kamalan @leland_kamalani– Maddock Kennerson @maddoxkennerson– Joey Carlos @_joeycarlos_

1:05- TEENAGE NOISE: @teenagenoiseband

Individual Tags: Grace Meredith @graceemeredith– London Meredith @london.meredith , @graceandlondonmeredith – Maddock Kennerson @maddoxkennerson -Shane Larky @Shane_Larky

1:45- STEREOSITY: @stereosity

Individual Tags: Sam Krones @sam.krones – Jack Carone @jack.carone – Luke Leibe @luke.leibee – Hunter Leibee @hunter.leibee

2:25- BLIND SPOT: @heyitsblindspot

Individual Tags: Sydney Noelle @sydneynoelleofficial – CJ Travares @cjtavmusic-Miles ‘Campo @miles_on_keys– Hank Braverman @hankthemutualsavingsbank_233– Jett Lackey @jettmartavious -Pierce Ankers @pierce_sth


11:30 Jennifer Aquino  & Joanie Angeli– COA Community Outreach Alliance

COA history and celebrating 10 year anniversary- COA Entertainment/Food Connection

12:10 Tyler Boden

Value of incorporating service into your lifestyle for the benefit of your community and for your own personal growth.

12:50 Chris Pionke– NAMI-OC

His passion and journey with mental health and all the resources NAMI-OC has to offer

1:30 Chris Duncan– Mayor of San Clemente

Recap of the State of the City

2:10 Perla Mendoza & Amy Neville– Project Eli & Alexander Neville Foundation

The Fentanyl crisis and what you can do to protect your family


All booths will have interaction- to get a Raffle Ticket to enter PRIZE DRAWINGS A few below are highlighted!

Many Booths have free GIVE AWAYS!

2.  NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE  Child/teen/adult ID cards
10.LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE Painting on a 5X7  canvas
11. READY S.E.T. OC/Workforce & Economic Development  Virtural Reality Career Exploration
14. OCHCA  Jenga game
15. SC KIWANIS  Games
16. US VETS   Games
17. B.I.L.Y. 



By “interacting” at the resource booths you will get raffle tickets to enter drawings for prizes!

Times of 5 Prize Drawings:
(Winners Must be present to win)


Big Thanks to Lyvonne (also known as LB for those who know her) for her volunteer role for over 8 months as COA Entertainment Co-lead.

She organized many Open Mic nights at the Bahai Center by creating the line-up & flyer, & then the night of event would get everything all set up, greet everyone and send me an overview with photos.

Also, at least 6 times she would set up the PA at the Village Art Fair, support the 2-4 performers, represent COA by having a poster out and then send me performers’ photos!

She was also the lead volunteer for the SC Puttin’ on the Glitz event!

We wish her the best in all her business endeavors!

Also big thanks to LB’s daughter Megan who was a great Emcee at Open Mic Nights and a very talented performer at the Open Mic Nights and Village Art Fairs

Thank you to Bella Luiza our amazing Social Media intern for content creation and posting.She will also be our photographer for our event Saturday, May 20th.

Thank you to Gavin Gates for being our Videographer for our event Saturday, May 20th.

Looking for ways to help out in the community?
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If you are looking for way to boost your portfolio we could use you to help us manage our social media.

Volunteer for Food Connection

Helping to set out food and distribute food every other Monday.

Contact us for more info.

Fill out the Volunteer form to help volunteer.

Volunteer for COA Entertainment
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Join our Team!

COA Volunteer or COA Board Member

There are different ways to help out, so please email with interest and/or questions to

Get involved with COA board and help make a difference in the community.

Contact us for info: (949) 257-2286

Donate to our programs COA Food Connection and COA Entertainment

We appreciate your support. Your donations help COAs programs to reach more people so we can feed more families, seniors and military. We also have the chance to have more youth perform live locally and share community resources.

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COA has a new Board President and Treasurer

Jennifer Aquino has switched roles from being Vice President to stepping into the President board position.

Passionate and purpose driven mom of four.  Jennifer is always looking for ways to get involved in the community and stay active with her kids.  She works as a Website Developer and Brand Specialist at her company Business Design Innovations.  Jennifer strives to help and motivate others and help to keep kids busy with programs like Community Outreach Alliance COA Entertainment Music Outreach programCOA Food Connection VolunteeringNoble Path Foundation AIM High Program. Warriors by Sea Tae Kwon Do, and  Saddleback Church. Her passion is helping kids find their passion & flourish.

Paula Kohl has transitioned into Treasurer position since our long standing Tresurer John Crisan has stepped away.

Paula Kohl has been closely involved in City organizations since 2017.  She spent four years on the San Clemente City Human Affairs Committee, three of them as the Chairperson.  During her time with the City, she helped organize a Town Hall for the discussion of homeless issues, and served on the committees to award grants to city non-profits and humanitarian awards to high school juniors.  She is also the Treasurer of the San Clemente Rotary Club and will be the President of the San Clemente Rotary Club in 2025-2026, and serves on the Board of Directors of San Clemente Village.

Paula works from home as a Telecom Expense Auditor, and also owns her own craft company, GoldyMax, where she crochets clothing for people and dogs and also makes beaded jewelry.  You can find her creations on the first Saturday of the month at the San Clemente Village Art Faire.

Thank you, John Crisan, for all your hard work and dedicated hours as COA’s Board Treasurer. We appreciate you and will miss you!

Teri Steel “Citizen of the Year” by
San Clemente Chamber

I hope you will celebrate with us as we are excited to announce our very own Teri Steel won “Citizen of the Year”  at the SC Chamber Luncheon at Bella Collina San Clemente. Well deserved for an incredible person who has advocated for our youth for years and is so passionate for our community. Congratulations Teri Steel!!!


San Clemente Music Festival -Summer Kick off- May 20
Garden Tour-May 20
Village Art Fair- June 3
Casa Romantica-Yoder Days-June 4
SC Car Show-June 10
Misson Viejo Fourth of July Street Fair – July 4th


Past EVENTS w/ COA Performers
Festival of the Whales-March 4 and 5
Village Art Fair- March, April and May
COA Open Mic-April 14
Family Fest by Wellness & Prevention Center-April 29
SC Jr. Women’s Event-April 30

COA Community Outreach Alliance Teams up with other non-profits with similar goals for PROMOTING a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE for Youth and Young Adults.
At are photo collages of many of the Events below where the COA performers provided LIVE MUSIC!

At All events- there are COA Poster boards up-Promoting:COA Entertainment, Food Connection & Resources and COA Performers make announcements – Promoting COA!

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Free Food

Do you need groceries?

Free Food Distribution for those in need without identification!
No questions asked! At no cost!

The San Clemente Baha’i Center
3316 Avenida del Presidente
San Clemente, CA 92674

New Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Every Other Monday


No Food Distribution on Memorial Day 5/29

June 12 & 26
July 10th & 24th

Food Connection BBQ Lunch for Cottons Point Residents

For over seven years, Community Outreach Alliance Food Connection has been a valuable food resource and social support for residents at Cotton’s Point . In April, Food Connection volunteers provided a delicious BBQ Lunch. Thank you to the outstanding Food Connection Volunteer team! We appreciate our continuing EnGage and Cotton’s Point partnership!

We love our Food Connection Volunteers! Thank you for all you do to help feed families and the community. Our local families, senior and military families are so grateful for you too!

Stay Connected with Food Connection

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Check out our Community Resources page on our website to learn about Local free Food distributions, Free Youth Activities, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Assistance, Family help and more.

Every Week The Noble Path Foundation has a different fun Social Activity for teen called TGIF
Must be 13+ or older
Hang out, throw darts, play ping pong, watch movies, draw, play games.

420 El Camino Real, San Clemente

Sign up attend at this link:

AIM High

AIM High is a 7-week free leadership series of Advocacy, Inspiration and Mentorship by The Noble Foundation that pairs young people with leaders in our community, with the goal of helping them reach their highest potential in all areas of wellness.
Next session starts soon! Current Session ends Nov. 16th.

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