Celebrating AmeriCorps Week

  1. Updates

During the week of March 4–11, 2017, Playworks Louisiana will recognize and appreciate all of our amazing AmeriCorps coaches. AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies and community and faith-based groups across the country. Through service, Playworks AmeriCorps members create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills by organizing games before, during, and after school.

Learn how Playworks AmeriCorps members make a big impact in Louisiana:  

Terrance MiltonBenjamin Franklin Elementary Math and Science School

Students seem to really enjoy recess. They look forward to the organized games and the possibility of becoming a Junior Coach.”

Mitch WheelerKenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy

“Playworks has created a positive atmosphere for students to work together in new physical activities.”

Nate BackusEdward Hynes Elementary School

“Playworks has been a great help for the kids to keep them happy and healthy.”

Darrington AndersonMary D. Coghill Elementary School

“Playworks is fantastic! They come in every day with a great attitude, they are fun with the kids and play great games at recess. I am so happy for all their help!”

Alvin CodnerDwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School

“An excellent outlet for students to productively use energy in a safe yet free-range environment.”

Kristen LagardeKIPP Believe

“Playworks ensures recess is fun, energetic, safe and inclusive for everyone.”

Leander “Shack” BrownSmothers Academy Preparatory School

“The children look forward to going to play with the coach and Junior Coaches. We have to share playgrounds since we have 175 children out at recess. When it is our day to go to Playworks, the children are excited and active.”

AmeriCorps Member Profiles

Coach Alvin “AC” Codner

I’m from Kissimmee, Florida and I previously worked in the San Francisco region for Playworks in 2015. I am currently a mid-year AmeriCorps coach for the New Orleans. My favorite Playworks game is sharks & minnows. I am currently in graduate school taking online courses to obtain my Master's degree in Nonprofit Management. My long term goal is to run for Mayor of my hometown Kissimmee, FL in 2020.


Coach Terrance “T” Milton

I’m 23 years old and I was born and raised in NOLA. I am a first-year coach with Playworks and I received my undergrad degree from the University Of Louisiana, Lafayette. My favorite color is gray and I like to hit the gym and workout. 


Interested in becoming a Playworks AmeriCorps member? Learn more!