Remember the spirit of KOCO Fest — the air buzzing with music, laughter, positivity and community spirit? Seeing steppers glide around, the young people showcasing their talents, everyone of every age creating memories that we still tell our children about?

Good news: The good times are back — bigger and better than ever! This year we are merging two of your favorite KOCO events — the Karl Jackson Back 2 School Jam and the Lawrence Ratliff Senior Cookout — into a single day of celebration — so set your calendar for Saturday, August 19 from 12 pm to 5 pm for the FREE event. And this time, it’s at our community’s own Mandrake Park, 3838 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Check out the live performances from local blues, hip-hop, and house music artists, with a variety of food trucks, games, horseback riding and much more. Don’t miss the updates about KOCO’s programs and campaigns so you can stay in the know and elevate your voice as a leader in our community.

New School Year Supply Giveaways

Receive one of the 300 FREE backpacks filled with essential items like notebooks, pens, and art materials to support students as they start the new school year. We’re accepting online donations to help us acquire more school supplies. Every dollar you donate goes directly toward providing students with supplies.