On Saturday, May 20th COA held the San Clemente Music Festival  at the Outlets at San Clemente to help kick off Community Outreach Alliance’s 10 year anniversary as a non-profit in San Clemente. Our goal was to bring together the community with music, speakers, community resources and prizes  to offer healthy resources for the summer.

Our COA Board ( pictured left to right above: Dawn Donnelly, Paula Kohl, Jennifer Aquino, Syvia Hassard-Johnson, Molly Flores, Joanie Angeli and Jonathon Gerber) are passionate volunteers who continue to carry the COA vision to provide for the community through free food and awareness of community resources.

There was live music by Youth/Young Adults performances at Center Court by COA Entertainment.

No Pressure Band played at Oak Tree Court.  Big Thank you No Pressure band for donating all your tips during your performance at the event to Community Outreach Alliance!  We use donations like yours for our two programs Food Connection and COA Entertainment to help feed and educate the community.

Also big thank you to Calvary South OC church for donating their beautiful stage for the event. It was incredible and we are all so thankful!

The San Clemente Music Festival Planning Committee
(Pictured below Crystal Bleicher from Connect-OC, Laura Gallegos from Wellness and Prevention Center, Teri Steel from The Noble Path Foundation and COA board)
Community Outreach Alliance, The Noble Path Foundation, Connect-OC, Partners4wellness, City Of San Clemente, Wellness & Prevention Center & OCHCA
We could not have put together such a great event without the collaborative efforts of the planning committee!

We had a great turnout at the event educating and providing entertainment to approximately 1,000 people.


COREY ANGELI: @coreyangelimusic

 LINDSAY KOHL: @lindsaykohl.singer

MAGGIE’S DILEMMA: @maggiesdilemma

Owen Pothier- Knox Kuhn- Maggie Turner – Brody Cox

INLIMBO: @thebandinlimbo

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

TEENAGE NOISE: @teenagenoiseband

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

STEREOSITY: @stereosity

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

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

The event had excellent speakers that were inspirational!!

Jennifer Aquino, Joanie Angeli & Molly Flores – COA Community Outreach Alliance – Talked about COA history and celebrating 10 year anniversary- COA Entertainment/Food Connection
Tyler Boden – talked abot the value of incorporating service into your lifestyle for the benefit of your community & for your own personal growth.
Chris Pionke – NAMI-OC – Spoke about his passion and journey with mental health and all the resources NAMI-OC has to offer
Chris Duncan – Mayor of San Clemente –  Recap of the State of the City and introduced Teri Steel – The Noble Path Foundation – to the stage to talk the AIM High Leadership program & resources and activities that are available to teens in the community.
Perla Mendoza – Project Eli  & Amy Neville – Alexander Neville Foundation – both spoke about The Fentanyl crisis and what you can do to protect your family

On June 14th, Wellness & Prevention Coalition provided an appreciation luncheon and honored many in the community with community service awards including our own COA president Jennifer Aquino and  COA Entertainment’s Joan Angeli. Congratulations to all who won an award  and thank you to The Noble Path Foundation for hosting the event!

COA still proudly showcases the The Mike Katge Inspiration Award that was given to COA from The Noble Path Foundation in 2017. Such a fun circle of events to have the award on hand at the appreciation luncheon held at The Noble Path Foundation once again honoring COA board members.

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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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We want to take the time to thank these volunteers!

Lily Benjamin-COA Entertainment Assistant

Lead role with Village Art Faire since March 2023
Bella Luizi-COA Entertainment Social Media Intern

Helping with Social Media since April 2023

Gavin Gates – Videographer and Production of San Clemente Music Festival Event Highlights Video

LP Lisa Meredith-Parker who did the line up and flyer for Mission Viejo Street Faire Fireworks event

All our Food Connection/ Food Pantry Volunteers!
We love you all!


July 30th
August 26th

August 5th


July 8 –  COA Performers – Lily Benjamin & Calla Manwaring provide music to many Seniors at Cottons (where the Food Connection has provided food for quite a while)

July 4th – Mission Viejo Street Faire Fireworks – These COA bands provide Great LIVE MUSIC FOR Hours! (In order of performances: @ maggiesdilemma  @ thebadkissers   @junkdrawers  @ Teenagenoiseband  @stereosity.

July 1 – Village Art Faire – Lily Benjamin and Cara Sanchez

June 29 – COA Performers – Lauren and Jett Lackey performed beautiful Music at the San Clemente Rotary-Demotion Party.

June 16 – Open Mic Night – Baha’i of San Clemente

June 10 – SC Car Show June 10 – COA Performers Aubrie Reichert and Molly Bergman performed followed by band The Chancers with lead singer Lindsy Kohl

June 4 – COA Performers providing Live Music at the Courtyard at Casa Romantica Yoder Days with these performers Ayn Liu, Temi Krovblit, Lauren & Jett Lackey, Aubrie Reichert, Avery Brostrom

May 29 – Aubrie Reicher sang the National Anthem at the San Clemente Sunrise Rotary event-“Honoring Our Heros”

May 20 – Thanks to Ava Moaddeli, Leah Leite and Nathalia Nicolalde who performed instrumental music at the San Clemente Garden Tour

May 20 – COA’s Music Festival at the Outlets of San Clemente

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

Time: 3:00-4:00pm
*Now Every 2nd & 4th Monday


July 24

August 14 & 28th

September 11th & 25th

October 9th & 23th

November 13th & 27th

December 11th / None on Christmas the 25th

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 . Every month, Food Connection volunteers provide 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!

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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

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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.
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