Liliya and Sergey Soroka
Global Outreach Charter Academy (GOCA) was founded in 2008 by a group of Duval County parents and activists led by Sergey and Liliya Soroka, who originally migrated from the Ukraine.
Mr. and Mrs. Soroka based GOCA on a charter school they founded in Sacramento, California in 2001. That charter school became the school now known as Community Outreach Academy (COA).
Under Mr. Soroka's leadership, his first charter school grew from 70 to 700 students in its first three years and received the “Best School of the Year” Award from the biggest charter school organization in California. COA now operates on three campuses and has a waiting list of over 200 students.