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May 1, 2020


Two years ago,  Luis Andrade decided to drop out of high school to work full-time. He doesn’t plan to make that decision again.

“I want to be more than  just a worker. I want to be somebody important,” said Andrade, 17, who is in the alternative program at COSSA.

Andrade works at a food factory in Ca...

November 13, 2019

(Wilder). The Kenworth Sales Company of West Valley City, Utah donated $5000 to the COSSA Foundation on November 12, 2019. The cash is intended to aid COSSA in purchasing a steam cleaning machine for a steam cleaning pad being installed at the COSSA Regional Technology and Education Center (CRTEC). Mr. Bill Pahl from t...

October 7, 2018

A coalition of schools in Idaho is proving education is about much more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. Click on picture for the full story.

September 13, 2018

COSSA and Metro Community Services hope to build one tiny home every school year…and after completing this latest project, getting students motivated should not be a problem.

May 21, 2018

Graduation for our seniors will be Tuesday, May 22th, 2018 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Jewett Auditorium in the College of Idaho campus in Caldwell, ID. Come join us for the celebration of our seniors achievements!

March 23, 2018

Students at COSSA complete a second tiny house for Metro Community Services.

July 18, 2017

Last December, we told you about nine high school students who were building a tiny house for charity, while learning skills in construction. Now the project is complete and it’s time to raffle off the house to help seniors and others in need.

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July 14, 2017

BOISE -- Tiny Houses are popping up more and more across the country, but one built in Boise is set to make a difference for the community. For $100 dollars a ticket, Metro Community Services, based out of Canyon County, is raffling off a tiny house in August to create funds for local seniors in need. (Click on picture...

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