AmeriCorps

March 12, 2018

AmeriCorps Appreciation Week ›

It’s AmeriCorps week, and we’d like to take a moment to brag about our members. Our AmeriCorps members have been stepping it up (BAM!) this year to truly serve their communities. Here is a (brief) list of just a few of the things they are getting done this year: Transforming playgrounds at 10 schools in…

February 24, 2017

Happy AmeriCorps Week! ›

We’re excited to celebrate the 800,000 people who have served through AmeriCorps since 1994 and to highlight the service of our current AmeriCorps coaches. Teaching cooperation in DC is a daunting task. In a city that is infamous for its division, Playworks DC’s seven AmeriCorps coaches take on that challenge every day with a smile…

May 2, 2014

Coach Mo Spreads the Power of Play ›

Mariam (“Coach Mo”) Abdullah likes to root for the underdog. She has a radar for students who struggle to make friends or excel in the classroom. As a Playworks AmeriCorps coach at Langdon Education Campus in Northeast Washington, DC, Coach Mo relishes the responsibility of getting every kid involved in recess – especially challenging students. “T”,…

September 27, 2013

Meet Topher Anuzis: Coach LV ›

A New Jersey native, Coach LV is serving his second AmeriCorps year as a coach at Arts & Technology Academy (ATA), a public charter school enrolling more than 500 kids in Washington, DC’s Ward 7.  A graduate of American University, Topher’s proud Latvian heritage inspired his coach name. How did you hear about Playworks?  …

September 16, 2011

Playworks DC Joins the National Day of Service ›

As Americans everywhere commemorated the events of September 11, 2001, Playworks DC AmeriCorps members joined other volunteer organizers at Washington DC’s Freedom Plaza to honor the day in our nation’s capital. Playworks AmeriCorps Program Coordinators engaged with the community in many different ways during the afternoon event. Projects included painting a 9/11 Remembrance Mural, assembling…

October 28, 2010

Playworks DC Helps to Make a Difference ›

On Saturday, October 23, Playworks DC joined with KaBOOM! at the Hyde Leadership Public Charter School to celebrate Make a Difference Day.  KaBOOM! organized 500 volunteers to construct an incredible playground for the great students of Hyde.  While Hyde parents, community members, AmeriCorps members, White House Fellows, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and many, many other volunteers helped to…