Lou Cohen


Louis D. Cohen is our featured Ageless- Remarkable St. Louisan of the day!

Louis D. Cohen, 80 , a retired co-owner of a food manufacturing arm of Allen foods, now volunteers his time, wisdom and enthusiasm tutoring with the OASIS Institute. For the past 14 years, Lou has enjoyed tutoring academically at-risk students to help them to improve their reading skills and self-esteem and discover talents they never knew they had.

He tutors two children every year, and continues to have a relationship with them afterwards, serving as an important mentor in their lives. Lou’s children, inspired by his commitment to ensuring that students gain critical reading skills, established the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Fund in Lou’s name to honor him on his 80th birthday. Lou also volunteers at the Jewish Family and Children’s Service and the Harvey Kornblum Food Pantry.