COA Spring 2022 Newsletter
We at COA Community Outreach Alliance are very grateful to have received a generous donation from Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley. The check was handed to Joanie Angeli by Rev. Alice Reid. Barbara Lindquist contacted Joanie and shared that COA was the recipient of this donation due to the good work she & others have observed that COA does in the community. Barbara and Kevin volunteer at the COA Food Connection (which offers free food to the community every other Monday) and has seen performers from COA Entertainment at community events and knows of some Non-profits in the community that COA teams up with.
The AIM High (previously known as Thrive Alive) series began March 30th for teens (13-17 yrs). It is a great way to armor them up against the many dangers and obstacles they are faced with in today’s world. From Trending Drug Cultures, Social Media and Self-Esteem, to Nutrition and Eating for a Sustainable World. AIM High offers a 7-week program of educational workshops, mixed with fun social activities and creative art projects!
“Your neighbor’s child is your own. His/her success is your success too.”
When a community realizes that the health of their neighborhoods relies on investing in the health of their children, good things can happen.
Thanks to amazing donors and sponsors, participation is absolutely FREE and you can read more about it at https://thenoblepathfoundation.org/aim-high/
TGIF Socialization is a safe space for teens. Most teens just want to hangout and have fun. Thanks to The Noble Path Foundation every TGIF provides that space. The events held here are for teens 13-18 years old to have a safe fun place on Friday nights. They also offer free guitar lessons there every Friday.
Registration required spots go fast!
On May 7th
come to the community Center for the SC Village Art Fair
Tickets still available for the
2022 Garden Tour on May 14th
2 of the Performers providing
LIVE Music are COA Performers!
On Memorial Day Weekend
May 29th 30th
AND COME ENJOY AWESOME LIVE MUSIC!
You’re WORTH IT was an Inspirational and Impactful Event held on March 12
at the Baha’i Center hosted by COA and Connect-OC!
The attendees viewed the Documentary & Music Video from the original song WORTH IT-
Written and recorded by 5 COA ALUMNI PERFORMERS And the Live Performance followed!
To view the 7 videos performed go to:
Be sure to like and follow us once your there!
There was a panel discussion supporting Mental Health. The moderator was David Paddison was from Connect-OC with a panel of local young adult advocates and a mental health professional from the Wellness and Prevention Center
It was emphasized that local resources are available for those that may be struggling with mental health and the event was accompanied by a resource fair featuring several local agencies that offer mental wellness resources and services. As a way to encourage engagement at the resource fair, COA held an opportunity drawing (sponsored by Chris Walker Real Estate-Coldwell Banker) for attendees and gave out over 8 gift cards.
Jennifer Aquendo, Paula Kohl, Sarah Petrus,
Blair Veraza, Teri Steel, David Paddison, Crystal Bleicher
Joanie Angel – Founder of COA Entertainment
She spoke about all the many Outreaches in the community over the years with COA Performers providing live music and how this provides an opportunity to share about the partnerships in the community for PROMOTING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS!
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On April 9th, COA performer Temi sang with Lindsay at the Bistro K.
Mark you calendar for April 30th
for another COA Fundraiser event at
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Free Food Distribution for those in need without identification!
No questions asked! At no cost!
New Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Every Other Monday
May 2nd, 16th
No donation on Memorial Day May 30th
June 13th and 27th
July 11th and 25th
August 8th and 22nd
No donation on Labor day Sept 5th
October 3rd, 17th and 31st
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