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Amplifying Melanated Voices

COCOA seeks to amplify melanated voices through joy, art, and literature in the Walla Walla Valley.  We see our work as being that of building awareness in our community of the diversity that already exists here and the beauty and joy within this reality. We strive to usher our valley to a place that welcomes diversity as part of the intricate and beautiful design of Southeast Washington.

Programs for the Youth


We are excited to offer a range of opportunities for the young people of Walla Walla. We love teaming with local schools and other organizations to give students access to diversity centered experiences. We are currently working on youth nights, open mics, and a range of other activities for our teens to engage in. 

Latest news

Little Library

06/16/2021

On Juneteenth of 2021 COCOA was thrilled to cut the ribbon on two diverse little libraries! In partnership with the Colville Street Patisserie and the Social Justice group of Walla Walla High School we were able to get dozens of diverse books into the hands of local children and teens! Such a fun event! Thank you to everyone that...