For the last 17 years, COCI has made a difference in the lives of millions of children around the world. Since being founded in 1993 by Juli Hall, their Vision of living “in a world in which each child has the opportunity to live life fully and make their unique contribution” becomes more and more a reality through volunteer support and programming excellence.
With the generous support of hundreds of volunteers and generous donors, COCI accomplishes so much in the 5 countries they serve. COCI's goal is to have 80% of the funds raised go directly to support the programs, maximizing the impact every dollar can make.
In the United States, COCI supports organizations in Texas serving over 80,000 children of low income families by providing emotional, social and educational support through preschool readiness programs and children of incarcerated parents through the No More Victims, Inc. program.
(See Fox News Video, Laura's talk, Read Article on Devon Wade and Living Smart interview)
In the Middle East, COCI supports Hapoel Ketter, a program know as “a bridge to peace” because it brings together 25,000 children of a variety of ethnic backgrounds including Israeli and Palestinian together for an after school education program and “mixed team” soccer play. (See KHOU News video and CNN News video). Most recently on December 25th, 2011, a soccer tournament was held in which Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian children participated (See article here).
In Belgrade, Serbia children with special needs who are severely disadvantaged are provided transportation to medical, educational and social programs. With your support COCI makes 7,000 transportations possible per year. (See Video Part 1 and Video Part 2)
In Kenya, COCI serves over 160 children through a residential and preschool program also reaching out to 27 homesteads. COCI makes a direct impact to a community of thousands through its ongoing programs, outreach clinics, workshops, and educational programs. (See program pictures here)
In Mexico, COCI has provided classrooms and is developing an ongoing program that will address health, community development and sustainability for two communities serving over 100 school children.
COCI's work is never done. Today more than ever they rely on partnerships and contributors to help children who are the future leaders of the next generation. Join us in partnership and invest in COCI to allow us to continue as well as expand our programs to reach more children and provide a solid foundation for healthy physical, intellectual, and emotional development.
Thank you for your interest in learning about the children who make us better athletes.
COCI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Tax ID: 76-0393617
P.O. Box 540007, Houston, Texas 77254 281*530*0204