Updates

October 10, 2017

September Coach of the Month ›

Our September Coach of the Month is . . . Coach Shellene (Coach S)! Coach S. is a first-year AmeriCorps program coordinator at Doull Elementary School in Denver, CO who fully embraces the mission and values of Playworks. Coach S. has already made a huge impact on her school community and has only been there for a…

August 31, 2017

Playworks Colorado Wraps an Impactful, High-Energy Summer ›

After finishing a successful school year, we carried the energy into the summer by holding events to get our community engaged in the power of play. In July, we were selected as the Nonprofit of the Month with a local Aurora brewery that prioritizes giving back: Two22 Brew. For every $10.00 raised, $2.22 supported Playworks. Thanks to our friends at Two22…

April 10, 2017

March Coach of the Month ›

Our March Coach of the Month is . . . Coach Nashiria (Nash)! Coach Nash is a first-year AmeriCorps program coordinator here in Denver, CO and is one of our AmeriCorps flexes. Nash was hired mid-year in January and has fully embraced the role of the flex position, learning many skills and stepping up to help organize…

April 10, 2017

Junior Coach Leadership Conference 2017 ›

We had our annual Junior Coach Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 8 at Howell K-8. Twenty partner schools from both our Playworks Coach and TeamUp services were represented at this conference. The theme of the day was a spin on the Kid President video, “What are you doing to do to make the world more…

March 13, 2017

Announcing our February Coach of the Month ›

Our February Coach of the Month is . . . Coach Casey! Coach Casey is a first-year AmeriCorps program coordinator at Swansea Elementary School in Denver, who is committed to serving her school community as well as the Playworks community. Outside of being an AmeriCorps member with Playworks, Coach Casey is also a dance instructor. Dancing…

February 22, 2017

Playworks AmeriCorps Members are Inspired to Serve ›

During AmeriCorps Week 2017, we like to highlight our AmeriCorps members' commitment to serving youth. Every day of the school year, each of our 12 AmeriCorps members in Colorado transforms the school day through play. They teach kids that it is okay to try something new and they develop students into leaders. AmeriCorps members create a positive school environment for every…

February 16, 2017

Inspiring Kindness in our Communities ›

For a week in February, our rock star coaches and Junior Coaches participated in activities to inspire kindness in our community. We know when we spread kindness and teach youth to give back in simple ways, the world will be a better place. These activities included handwritten cards, trash clean-up on the playground, and a project…

January 10, 2017

December Coach of the Month ›

Our December Coach of the Month is . . . Coach Joey! Coach Joey is a first-year AmeriCorps program coordinator here in Denver, CO and for the first semester was our AmeriCorps flex member. Coach Joey has fully embraced the flex role and has learned so many amazing skills. He has stepped into a new…

December 13, 2016

Hockey Leagues Bring Colorado Students Together ›

Winter is here in Colorado, but Playworks is keeping kids active with floor hockey leagues. These leagues are bringing students together on and off the court. A few of our coaches shared stories about the impact hockey leagues are making in their schools. Coach Lisa, Wheeling Elementary I met Jay in my first year as…