Getting Things Done in the Motor City!

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Our AmeriCorps members are the shining light of the programming here in Michigan! They hold the very rewarding, and sometimes challenging position of being the day-to-day faces of our overall mission. All of our Playworks Coach schools are supported by AmeriCorps members.

They serve Monday through Friday at their school sites, but also dedicate a large portion of their time to researching new and innovative ways to serve their communities outside of school hours as well. Our AmeriCorps members recently joined forces with a local youth service center and shared the power of play with youth who are not able to receive our programming at their schools. This is one of many other service projects that keep our AmeriCorps members constantly making an impact in our community and the surrounding areas.

So here’s to our AmeriCorps members! Without them we wouldn’t be able to provide safe and healthy play to the 4,265 students we serve here in the Motor City.

#AmeriCorpsWorks #GettingThingsDone

 


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three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

April 8, 2021

How to fund Playworks programming at your school ›

Did you know Playworks programming can be funded by a variety of federal, state, and private streams? Here is a list to provide guidance and resources to help administrators in Michigan determine the best funding source to support bringing Playworks to your school. Government Grants For Schools Playworks has been found to be evidence-based under…