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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August 1, 2022

2021-22 Year End Report ›

After two years of isolation and adapted schooling, our students and staff spent a full year together in school buildings. We continued innovating to meet the needs of students, schools, and partners. Our return to in-person events was filled with joy, and throughout it all, bringing the healing power of play to students across New…

three people with Playworks shirts
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…

parent playing with kids outside
parent playing with kids outside

July 21, 2022

Games to play at home this summer ›

Are you looking for games to play at home using only things found around your house? Look no further! In case you haven’t heard – school’s out for summer! With long stretches of hot days still to come, you might be looking forward to playing some new games with your family or people in your…