Coach Caitlin Makes Excellent Happen

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Coach Caitlin is a first year AmeriCorps Program Coordinator at UP Academy Dorchester. Coach Caitlin shows immense passion for making a difference in the community and for the students at her school. She never turns down a challenge and is always looking to do more with her students. Coach Caitlin is a great problem-solver and is self-driven, creating wonderful relationships with students and staff at her school. She is a critical part of ensuring that all students are able to learn, lead, and thrive both in and out of school.

During the month of December, Coach Caitlin went above and beyond to ensure that volunteers from Fidelity Investments were able to serve at her school. A group of volunteers come to recess every other month and Caitlin always makes volunteers feel welcomed and supported during their time at the school. She ensures that all students acknowledge the volunteers with a high-five, and students are eager to invite the volunteers to play games alongside of them. Additionally, Junior Coaches from Coach Caitlin’s school are participating in leadership program with Fidelity volunteers. This includes several field trips to Fidelity’s office in downtown Boston, where Junior Coaches engage in lessons led by Fidelity volunteers about leadership, communication, and collaboration. Coach Caitlin always does a great job organizing these field trips and makes sure all students are having fun.

Coach Caitlin continues to make excellent happen by building incredible relationships with the staff and administration at UP Academy Dorchester. She played a critical role in helping secure the gymnasium at the school for our after-school girls' basketball league on Tuesday nights during the winter months. Coach Caitlin is extremely proactive and has a positive attitude in any situation, lending a helping hand to anyone in need. She is dedicated to making excellent happen in the Playworks Massachusetts community. We are excited to see what the future holds for Coach Caitlin.

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September 15, 2021

Creating an Inclusive Playground ›

When children feel included on the playground, it gives them the space to learn and grow in an environment that they know will celebrate their wins and encourage them to learn from their mistakes. As recently highlighted on NBC, health experts are stressing inclusion for school children, which is why we’re focusing on it as…

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September 8, 2021

Playworks Goes Back to School! ›

We know how important addressing children’s emotional needs is to recover from the learning loss and trauma felt throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s where Playworks steps in. Over the past few months, we have been preparing for modified in-person programming with the intention of bringing an impactful, safe, and fun recess to every child in…

September 1, 2021

2020-21 Year End Report ›

Schools were closed. Sports were cancelled. Recess was still on schedule. Throughout the pandemic, Playworks has been a ready and willing partner to schools across our network, helping to redefine the role of play in the lives of students dealing with increased stress, trauma, and anxiety. The support of dedicated partners helped Playworks continue to provide…