Presenting… Jennifer Smith

  1. Updates

At Playworks Illinois, we’re lucky to have Coach Jen back for a second year! She’s bringing recess to Perkins Bass Elementary School on the South Side of Chicago. She continues to show her commitment to service and her school’s community by going above and beyond to ensure safe, meaningful and inclusive play.

As a second year, Coach Jen mentors Gaby, a first year coach new to Playworks. This past month Jen rolled up her sleeves to help paint Gaby’s unique and large playground with colorful play areas.

Coach Jen has approached the year with an open mind, open heart and is enthusiastic about creating opportunities for play at Bass Elementary School. Taking the lessons she learned last year, she has been dedicated to making an impact at her school.

You get a “Woosh Clap” this month for your strong return, Coach Jen! Thank you for all that you do!


More Updates

February 3, 2023

Partnership Spotlight: Troy Community Consolidated School District ›

Playworks Illinois has so many wonderful partnerships with schools and districts throughout Illinois. One partnership we’re highlighting is with Troy Community Consolidated School District located in Will County. There are plenty of different pathways for partnerships with Playworks, so when Jill Tsoukalas, Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development for the Troy school district reached…

January 17, 2023

Program Spotlight: TeamUp ›

Playworks offers a variety of service options to best meet the needs of our partner schools and youth serving organizations. TeamUp is a service that combines direct service and consultative support to schools to help build school staff capacity. A Playworks Site Coordinator serves in a consultant role for their schools throughout the year, utilizing…

January 13, 2023

Mid-Year Impact Report ›

Playworks Illinois is excited to share our Mid-Year Impact Report with you! In this Impact Report you can find our impact numbers so far this year and our recent case study on our Junior Coach Leadership Program. Read it now! Impact Report