Viernes 14 de Diciembre 2018

Kohl’s Donates $375,000 to COA Youth & Family Centers

Kohl’s funding to expand educational and developmental programming
for Milwaukee youth

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kohl’s
(NYSE: KSS) today announced a donation of $375,000 over three years to COA
Youth & Family Centers
(COA) to further the organization’s
mission of addressing the critical issues of poverty, education and
safety by providing youth the tools and opportunities to reach their
full potential. The funding will expand COA’s youth development programs
including the creation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
(STEM) programming, which is expected to impact more than 6,500
Milwaukee children over the next three years.

“Kohl’s is proud to partner with COA Youth & Family Centers, an
organization doing vital work to create a positive, lasting impact on
the youth and families in our community,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s vice
president of communications. “We both share a commitment to children’s
health and education, and Kohl’s is honored to be in a position to
support COA’s efforts to create supportive environments for Milwaukee
children to learn and grow.”

The majority of Kohl’s funding will support the creation and
implementation of STEM programs at COA’s three youth centers and seven
Community Learning Centers within Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS),
offering greater access to STEM education for Milwaukee-area children.

“We are very excited to begin this partnership with Kohl’s,” said Tom
Schneider, COA Youth & Family Centers’ executive director. “This funding
will significantly enhance our ability to serve youth with high-quality
after-school and summer programs, and with the addition of a STEM
curriculum we can continue to ensure Milwaukee’s youth are given the
knowledge and tools needed to succeed and thrive in today’s workforce.”

Kohl’s funding will also support COA’s current youth development
efforts, including after-school and summer programs and expansion to
full-day programming on MPS off-days. While COA serves youth from across
the city, the majority of those served live in the low-income Amani,
Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods.

The donation is made possible through Kohl’s philanthropic program, Kohl’s
Cares®
, which sells children’s books and soft toys and donates 100
percent of the net profit to benefit children’s initiatives. For more
information on COA Youth & Family Centers, visit www.coa-yfc.org.

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than
1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering
families to lead fulfilled lives, Kohl’s offers amazing national and
exclusive brands, incredible savings and an easy shopping experience in
our stores, online at Kohls.com and on
Kohl’s mobile app. Throughout its history, Kohl’s has given nearly $600
million to support communities nationwide. For a list of store locations
or to shop online, visit Kohls.com. For
more information about Kohl’s impact in the community and how to join
our winning team, visit Corporate.Kohls.com.

About COA Youth & Family Centers

Since 1906, COA Youth & Family Centers has helped Milwaukee children,
teens, and families reach their greatest potential through a continuum
of educational, recreational, and social work programs offered via its
three urban community centers, at seven schools, two parks, and rural
camp facility.

COA serves 10,000 children and families at 12 locations throughout
Milwaukee through early child development, youth development, and
community development programs – always with family at the center. For
more information on COA and its programs, visit www.coa-yfc.org
or COA’s Facebook or Twitter. (Facebook: www.facebook.com/coayfc
Twitter: @coayfc)

Contacts

Kohl’s
Ale DesJean, 262.703.2985
ale.desjean@kohls.com
or
COA
Youth & Family Centers
Anne Olson, 414.290.7869
aolson@coa-yfc.org